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Thursday, May 26, 2016
3D CLARITY shows connections from prefrontal cortex across an entire transparent mouse brain. | Courtesy Li Ye and Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University The prefrontal cortex plays a mysterious yet central role in the mammalian brain. It has been linked to mood regulation, and different cells in...
Friday, May 20, 2016
A collaboration to spur the 21st Century bioeconomy | By Tricia Seibold       ​On this day in 1875, representatives from 17 nations signed the Meter Convention, establishing a global process for setting the uniform measures that help lay the foundation for commerce, industry and science advances...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Simple and powerful, but imperfect | iStock/Eshma        There’s a good reason your doctor asks for a urine sample at your annual checkup. A simple, color-changing paper test, dipped into the specimen, can measure levels of glucose, blood, protein and other chemicals, which in turn can indicate...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Minuscule gold nanoparticles glom onto and help identify tumor cells. | Photo by Yonatan Winetraub/Stanford School of Medicine     Anyone who's seen a loved one through a losing battle with cancer can attest to the range of emotions as treatments begin, offer hope and ultimately fail. "A lot of...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Bike riding is the leading cause of concussions in kids. | REUTERS/Vivek Prakash     For David Camarillo, concussions are a personal matter. The Stanford professor of bioengineering and of mechanical engineering played football for 10 years and estimates he was struck in the head thousands of times...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Stanford researchers are studying the way collagen moves between stiff and elastic states in the human body. | Image by Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Is methadone a cost-effective strategy for treating heroin addiction? | REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson          Applying the mathematical tools of management science to health care policy, Margaret Brandeau and her colleagues are challenging conventional wisdom about the best strategies for reducing the...
Friday, April 22, 2016
Ferrari, a lovebird, with Stanford's David Lentink, who is using a wind tunnel to probe the mysteries of birds in flight. | Photo by L.A. Cicero
Friday, April 22, 2016
Can we build better prostheses? | REUTERS/Mary Schwalm
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A JavaScript web graphics library called Three.js powers a sophisticated MRI image of a brain in 3D | Image courtesy of Gallant Neuroscience Lab at UC Berkeley.

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