In an experiment, researchers injected sedentary mice with blood from mice that ran for miles on exercise wheels, finding that the sedentary mice then did better on learning and memory tests....
William T. Newsome, PhD
Using a computer algorithm based in machine learning, scientists have identified nearly 700 genes that may be implicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease....
PhD student Jasmin Palmer discusses her project using augmented reality to train clinicians in the spinal tap procedure with Stanford Medical Mixed Reality organizer Lily Achatz. (Image credit...
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William Robinson is the senior author of a paper that demonstrated how a common herpes virus can trigger multiple sclerosis by priming the immune system to attack the nervous system.
Zou’s research aims to improve the patient experience. | Stocksy/Morsa Images
Keith Humphreys chairs the Stanford-Lancet Commission on the North American Opioid Crisis.
Paramedics with the San Francisco Fire Department tend to a patient on a suspected opioid-related medical call in October.
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The Stanford-Lancet commission on the North American Opioid Crisis calls for criminal justice and lobbying reforms and more money for addiction treatment to avoid an additional 1.2m deaths....
Carolyn Bertozzi (Image credit: American Chemical Society)
In this photo of a study participant's eye with the implanted chip, the magenta oval shows the size of the beam projected from the glasses onto the retina.
Stanford’s new Sloan Fellows: Adrien Auclert, Dan Congreve, Scott Linderman, Dorsa Sadigh and Matei Zaharia. (Image credit: Courtesy Adrien Auclert, Elise Congreve, Avery Krieger, Nima Anari,...
Karl Deisseroth and Michelle Leigh Monje-Deisseroth (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)
Robots, meet the humans. | iStock/NLshop
Zhenan Bao, the K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering | Photo by Kathleen Hinkel
Shining a light on human brain vasculature. Credit: Valentina Galata
Photo credits, from top: Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service; Jeremy M. Baskin and Scott T. Laughlin
A study identified differences in the brain-connectivity patterns between boys with autism and girls with autism. The findings help explain why symptoms differ between the sexes.
The new process mimics the way a cell naturally functions and emulates the ways cells typically communicate with one another. | iStock/Jian Fan
Aaron Gitler and his colleagues have found a connection between a genetic mutation often found in ALS patients and a prominent characteristic of the disease.
Favour Nerrise, National Chairperson, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
A recent Stanford study shows that different parts of the brain work together in surprising ways that differ from current neuroscientific wisdom. | iStock/dakuk...
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Zeena Khazendar has been chosen for the national Newman Civic Fellowship. (Image credit: Courtesy of Zeena Khazendar)
Carter Henley enjoys a hike with his little brother, Levi, mom, Katie, and dad, Patrick.
Guosong Hong, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Faculty Scholar
Sergey Stavisky, an alum of the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Scholars program at the Wu Tsai...
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Zhitao Zhang wears the flexible light-emitting film, featuring a Stanford logo, on the knuckle of their finger. This shows how the film can hold up to flexing and wrinkling. (Image credit: Zhitao...
Illustration: Giorgia Virgili
The extremely simple animal Trichoplax adhaerens moves and responds to its environment with agility and seeming purpose, yet it has no neurons or muscles to coordinate its...
Not everything grows back or heals so quickly.
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Sleep experts say more light in the evening hours isn’t the best match to our circadian rhythms.
When we're repeatedly exposed to pleasure-producing stimuli — social media, sugar, alcohol or any number of readily-available substances — our bodies...
Stanford scholars have created an algorithm that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to find patterns of neural activity in the brain that indicate autism.
Two cells (darker color) being attacked by free radicals (red molecules) in a process known as oxidative stress, which may lead to the brain fog symptoms in some people with long covid and chronic...
Scientists have discovered that neurons in the lateral hypothalamus play a pivotal role in sleep loss in old mice. Above, a house mouse.
"The Van Golgi" by Amalia Perna, won grand prize in the 2022 Andrew Olson Scientific Image Awards
Seizures become more frequent or more severe in some patients with epilepsy because the brain learns how to have seizures the same way it learns skills, Stanford researchers have found.
Brain scans show that starting around age 13, kids no longer find their mothers' voices uniquely rewarding, researchers have found.
Photography by Timothy Archibald
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Clinicians, researchers and educators at Stanford have launched a number of programs to address the opioid crisis.
Gene Vector and Virus Core director Nicholas Wall, PhD
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Johannes Eichstaedt is a computational psychologist and the Ram and Vijay Shriram Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.