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1 “When you go out for a run, you run to have your best fuel economy,” said Scott Delp Unsplash/Jack Atkinson
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The researchers drew on data gathered from students using the BrainExplorer, a tabletop tool that simulates how the human brain processes visual images.

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3 Banner image about long COVID © ISTOCK.COM, DRAFTER123
4 Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Zhihua (Bill) Chen
5 Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao
6

Lab mates in the Bao Research Group at Stanford demonstrate the flexibility and stretchability of their artificial skin made using their newly created printing method.

Yuqing Zheng
7 Brain Image Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images
8 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Resting neural stem cells (nuclei shown in blue) accumulate large protein aggregates (pink) in and around storage compartments called lysosomes (green).

Xiaoai Zhao
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Ketamine has been used for decades as an anesthetic, but researchers are exploring its potential as a treatment for severe forms of mental illnesses like OCD and bipolar disorder.

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10 Wellcome Trust
11

Brian Wandell and his group looked at 24 brain regions to see how the composition changed from age 7 to 83. The regions in red changed the most, regions in blue changed the least.

Wandell Lab
12 vrx123
13 Vinod Menon
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Research by neuroscientists at Stanford suggests that the neurons responsible for maintaining maps in the brain of the physical environment also incorporate mental states such as goals or...

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15 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Todd Holland
16 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Stanford Health Care; image by geralt
17 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video and photo by Itamar Terem and Samantha Jane Holdsworth
18 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Video and image by Mark Hanlon
19 vchal/Shutterstock
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The web of neurons that make up the brain is an apt metaphor for a network of cities — only the travelers are people, not electrical signals.

Unsplash/Tomas Williams
21 Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon

Statistics could reshape obstetrics.

Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon
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“In many ways, we are flying blind in our discussions about artificial intelligence and lack the data we need to credibly evaluate activity.”

Unsplash/Paul Smith
23 What are the consequence of losing so much sleep?

What are the consequence of losing so much sleep? 

Unsplash/Mitchell Griest
24 Red Sneakers going up blue stairs

An AI-based robotics system could help predict and prevent falls. 

Unsplash/Lindsay Henwood
25 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

The use of computer vision could offload low-value work better suited to machines, augmenting rather than replacing clinicians. 

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26 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
27 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
28

THE LONG VIEW: Environmental issues can feel overwhelming, but understanding why can help us take action — and bring others with us as we do. 

 
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29 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Family photo Tyler Nix
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Nineteen Stanford scientists are among the 47 Bay Area investigators who will receive five-year appointments from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub for innovative disease research.

Tyler Mallory/Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
31 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Teresa Purzner Top photo by Ethan Hill; Center courtesy of Teresa Purzner
32 Tony Wyss-Coray
33

As more people text rather than call crisis hotlines, Stanford computer scientists are developing new techniques to discover the counseling strategies that seem to work.

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34 A robot hands an elderly adult a syringe. To be useful in the home, robots must have a combination of situational and physical awareness and capability. | Photo by Miriam Doerr
35 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Francis Collins, NIH

In talking about his passion for still being involved in doing basic science, NIH director Francis Collins said, "The opportunity to not just oversee what’s happening in the research community,...

Tina Berning illustration
36 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Ivan Soltesz

Neuroscientist Ivan Soltesz, framed by an enlarged image of the virtual dentate gyrus he created.

Timothy Archibald photo
37 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Fei-Fei Li, Amy Jin

Amy Jin and her mentors at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the School of Medicine designed a software program to assess surgical skills. 

Timothy Archibald photo
38 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Miriam Goodman

Miriam Goodman in her lab at Stanford Medicine. 

Timothy Archibald photo
39

Veterans Jayson Early, left, and Erik Ontiveros.

Timothy Archibald
40 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Sergiu Pasca

3-D brain cultures are suspended in a lab dish at the lab of Sergiu Pasca.
 

Timothy Archibald
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An image, from previous research, of human cortical spheroids derived in the lab of Sergiu Pașca, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. 

 
Timothy Archibald
42

A prototype of the handheld ammonia blood detector and associated test strips, developed by researchers at Stanford.

Thomas Veltman
43 Learning, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Think first, then swing. | Reuters/USA TODAY USPW
44 Bandaid monitor health, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute The system tracks health indicators more accurately than smart phones or watches. Credit: Brian Tagalog
45 AA, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute The alcoholics anonymous model — open to all and free — has spread around the globe, and AA now boasts over 2 million members in 180 nations and more than 118,000 groups. Africa Studio
46 Coffee with a book next to it that says "My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open." That's Her Business
47 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Eric Sun Terry Allen illustration
48 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth Terry Allen illustration
49 Teresa and Jamie Purzner, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Teresa and Jamie Purzner put their medical careers on hold to research deadly brain tumors in children, hoping to better understand how they develop and to find a cure. Photo by Ethan Hill
50 Dissociation is a phenomenon in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and from reality.

Dissociation is a phenomenon in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and from reality.

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51

Anthony Ricci and John Huguenard

Tanya Raschke
52 Smith Conference

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This four-second time-lapse photo of a Los Angeles freeway illustrates the complexities of decision-making, as one driver appears to have made a late change of mind while most drivers decided in...

Susanica Tam
54 oligodendrocyte precursor cell Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)
55 oligodendrocyte precursor cell Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)
56 Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Image credit: Sergiu Pasca
57 Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Image credit: Sergiu Pasca
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Place cells in the hippocampus become active when an animal is in a certain location in its environment. Dots of the same color depict the places where each cell became active as the rat explored...

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59 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Annelise Barron

In the last 14.5 years, there have been over 400 clinical trials aimed at developing new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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60 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Ada Poon

Researchers hope to probe the inner workings of cells to spot and, one day, even cure disease at the earliest stages. 

Stocksy/Miquel Llonch
61 Woman in wheelchair

New research allows a patient with paralysis to “write” their thoughts at some 17 words per minute, setting a new record. 

Stocksy/Chris Zielecki
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Scholars of natural language processing are exploring the human emotions and social meanings behind the words we use

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63 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Alex Dunn, Beth Pruitt, Miriam Goodman

How do trees know where to put their branches?

Stocksy/Adrian Balzer
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EGFR, a protein important in helping cancers grow, shown here in purple, decorates the cell surface (left). After treatment with an EGFR-targeting LYTAC, all the EGFR protein is shuttled into...

Steven Banik
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Moderator Fred Guterl, left, John Hennessy, Sam Hawgood and Graham Fleming discuss this year's prize-winning research on the panel at the Breakthrough Prize Breakfast & Symposium.

Steve Jennings/Getty Images
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Karl Deisseroth recieved $3 million in unrestricted prize money for his role in the development of optogenetics.

Steve Jennings/Getty Image
68 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

Juul e-cigarettes deliver more nicotine than competing brands of e-cigarettes.
 

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69

Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology, studies how culture affects the experiences of people who experience auditory hallucinations, specifically in India, Ghana and the United States.

Steve Fyffe
70

Biology Professor William Gilly talks about what he's learned about Humboldt squid, and what mysteries the sea creatures have yet to reveal.

Steve Fyffe
71 Anne Brunet, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
72 Ada Poon, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
73 Guosong Hong, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
74 Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
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One-on-one tutoring helped relieve anxiety about doing math problems, Vinod Menon and his colleagues found in a new study of third-grade students.

Steve Fisch
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Vinod Menon and his colleagues found that scans of brain structures indicated which children would be the best math learners over the next six years.
 

Steve Fisch
77

Joseph Garner and his colleagues found that two antioxidant supplements were effective in helping mice with a skin-picking disorder.

Steve Fisch
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Marion Buckwalter and her team found that the presence of specialized immune cells in the brain was linked to delayed-onset dementia following a stroke.

Steve Fisch
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Jared Conley, Waimei Tai and Lucy Kalanithi have developed a model for stroke-care delivery aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.

Steve Fisch
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Vinod Menon and his research team have found that the brains of children with autism show less flexibility when they switch from a resting state to performing tasks.

Steve Fisch
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Robert Malenka and his colleagues found that chronic pain changed the brain circuitry in mice, making them less willing to work for rewards.

Steve Fisch
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Dennis Wall and his colleagues found that brief training enabled people to accurately detect autistic-type behaviors in children who appeared in short videos posted online. - See more at: http://...

Steve Fisch
83 John Huguenard and his colleagues found that specific areas of the mammalian brain can secrete a protein that can act as an anti-epileptic compound. Steve Fisch
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Mark Krasnow and his colleagues have identified a tiny cluster of neurons that link breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. 

Steve Fisch
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Sergiu Pasca and his colleagues created neural spheroids in a lab dish and then watched as one formed connections with another — a process that takes place in the human forebrain during late...

Steve Fisch
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Karl Deisseroth's most recent honor is the Fresenius Prize, which is presented every four years.
 

Steve Fisch
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Steve Fisch
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Nigam Shah and his collaborators used data from thousands of stroke patients to develop an algorithm to help predict which patients should be monitored for a second stroke.
 

Steve Fisch
89 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Jose Montoya, Mark Davies

Jose Montoya and his colleagues have found evidence inflammation may be the culprit behind chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease with no known cure.

Steve Fisch
90 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth and his colleagues discovered that reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibatory signaling in a portion of the brains of mice could alleviate two classic symptoms of autism. ...

Steve Fisch
91 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Robert Malenka

Robert Malenka

Steve Fisch
92 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth and his colleagues developed a method that enables them to monitor the activity of vast numbers of nerve cells in the brain and then characterize the cells of interest in molecular...

Steve Fisch
93 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Michelle Monje

Michelle Monje and her team have been studying diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a severe cancer of the brainstem with no cure.

Steve Fisch
94 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth received this year's Kyoto Prize for advanced technology.

Steve Fisch
95 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Google Glass

Alex talks with his mother while wearing Google Glass. He took part in a pilot study that showed a smartphone app paired with the device helped children with autism understand the emotions...

Steve Fisch
96 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Google Glass

Clinical research coordinator Jessey Schwartz (left) watches as Alex and his mother, Donji Cullenbine (right), use the smartphone app connected to the Google Glass.

Steve Fisch
97 Sergiu Pasca Steve Fisch
98 Melanie Hayden Gephart Steve Fisch
99 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Michelle Monje

Michelle Monje and her colleagues found that the chemotherapy drug methotrexate can affect three major types of brain cells, resulting in a phenomenon known as "chemo brain."
 

Steve Fisch
100 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Robbie Majzner

Robbie Majzner and his collaborators are working to engineer immune cells that can attack a variety of childhood cancers.
 

Steve Fisch

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