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2401 Screenshot of Blotner, left, and Salmi from Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative video

Why black students are disciplined more harshly than their white peers in U.S. classrooms has been examined by Professor Jennifer Eberhardt and graduate student Jason Okonofua, in Stanford's...

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In South Korea, students take moral education courses that teach values including cooperation.

Seongtae Cho

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute is taking on 'big ideas' in brain research through seven initiatives that create new interdisciplinary collaborations on campus.

Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock

New research by Stanford biologists holds the promise to develop a more effective treatment for drug addiction by suppressing the urges at their origin within the brain.

Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock

Photo of a current neural implant, that uses wires to transmit information and receive power

Sergey Stavisky
2409 Sandbox Lab

Human Brain Organoid meeting in January.

Sergiu Pasca

Star-shaped cells known as astrocytes are essential to the healthy function of neurons in the brain. An aberrant version of astrocytes may contribute to many neurodegenerative diseases.

Shane Liddelow
2411 Bubbles on a dark purple background Sharon McCutcheon

Thoughts turned into text: Two implanted electrode arrays record the brain activity produced by thinking about writing letters. This information is then collected and processed in real-time by a...

Shenoy lab & Erika Woodrum (artist)

Light-sensitive proteins, or opsins, are used in a Stanford study on pain control through optogenetics.

Shrivats Iyer, Kate Montgomery

Stanford researchers are studying strategies to help parents who have had an eating disorder instill good eating patterns in their children. 


The lure of alcohol's immediate rewards outweighs the possible future punishment of driving drunk.




Emotion drives people to donate money even though they have nothing personal to gain. 


People make different decisions at vending machines if they speak their selection versus pushing a button.




The way groups of people interact effects their decisions. 


Mental health disorders can change the way our brains process decisions.


At different stages of life people weigh their decisions differently


Compassionate managers end up with more loyal and productive workers, according to research by Emma Seppala, associate director of Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and...


The researchers found that cultural differences in whether or not people wanted to avoid negative emotions played a role in their expressions of sympathy.


Stanford engineering Professor Stephen Ryu is co-author of a Nature article on how the brain learns new skills.


Male mice are naturally territorial, and Stanford researchers have identified a cluster of nerve cells in the male mouse's brain that can trigger territorial rage.

2425 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

A new study shows that as efforts to curb prescription opioid abuse have taken hold, hospital dischages for heroin poisoning increased at an annual rate of 31.4 percent.

2426 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Ivan Soltesz

Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common form of epilepsy among adults. New findings from Stanford indicate that therapies aimed at specific cell types in the brain may be able to treat the...

2427 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Irene Loe

New Stanford research found that preschool children with symptoms of ADHD were less likely to be ready for school than other children of the same age.


A microglia cell, in the mouse hippocampus. 

Simon Beggs, Wellcome Images

Stanford psychologists have found that positive emotions seem to play a key role in microlending decisions.


In the foreground of the illustration, two combined protein complexes — SNARE, shown in blue, red and green, and synaptotagmin-1, shown in orange — are responsible for the calcium-triggered...

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

This illustration shows arrestin (yellow), an important type of signaling protein, while docked with rhodopsin (orange), a G protein-coupled receptor. GPCRs are embedded in cell membranes and...

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

New Year's resolutions can be an action plan or just an expression of hope for the future, says Kelly McGonigal, a lecturer in Stanford's Graduate School of Business and senior teacher at...

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2435 Stanford neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje STANFORD
2436 Stanford Bioengineering

 A three-dimensional reconstruction of the reflective letter “S,” as seen through the 1-inch-thick foam.

Stanford Computational Imaging Lab
2438 A rendering of the laser scanning process.

A rendering of the laser scanning process. 

Stanford Computational Imaging Lab
2439 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Gregory Albers

Gregory Albers is the lead author of new research, which found that some ischemic stroke patients can benefit from a procedure to remove the clot as much as 16 hours after the stroke. Software...

Stanford Health Care
2440 Stanford Medicine
2441 Ami Bhatt

Ami Bhatt is one of the researchers on the “Analyzing how inflammation affects the aging brain” project that will be receiving funds from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Stanford Medicine

Stanford Research Computing Center (SRCC)

Stanford News

The researchers hope to find the brain circuits that are responsible for mental health conditions, develop ways to remotely stimulate those circuits and potentially treat those conditions.

Stanford Report

In an autobiography that was published after his death in December 2017, Stanford scientist Ben Barres, who was acclaimed for his discoveries of the roles played by glia cells, described his...

Stanford School of Medicine archive photo
2445 Stanford scientists found that stimulating a particular circuit in the brains of mice made them more interested in socializing. Isaac Kauvar and Karl Deisseroth
2446 AI, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Stanford’s Fei-Fei Li and Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley will discuss the ethics of artificial intelligence and CRISPR technology. Image credit: Getty Images
2447 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Startup Stock Photos
2448 Billiards Stefan Kleine Wolter

Research at Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education shows that formal compassion training increases both mental focus and caring behavior.

Stefano Tinti/Shutterstock
2450 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Sonia Doshi developed a game-based app, "Huddle," which helps college students learn how to support friends experiencing mental distress.

Steve Castillo

A new book by Stanford Professor Daniel Schwartz and researchers Jessica Tsang and Kristen Blair explores the many ways in which people learn. 

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A new study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Geoffrey Cohen shows how teens over-estimate their peers' participation in risky behaviors.

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2453 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Alyssa Burgart

Pediatric anesthesiologist and bioethicist Alyssa Burgart holds a vial of the drug nusinersen, which has been approved for people with spinal muscular atrophy, but carries a hefty price tag.

Steve Fisch

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

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

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

Steve Fisch

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

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

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

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

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
2462 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

Mark Krasnow and his colleagues have identified a tiny cluster of neurons that link breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. 

Steve Fisch

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

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

Steve Fisch

Marius Wernig

Steve Fisch

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
2468 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
2469 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
2470 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Robert Malenka

Robert Malenka

Steve Fisch
2471 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
2472 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
2473 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

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

Steve Fisch
2474 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
2475 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
2476 Sergiu Pasca Steve Fisch
2477 Melanie Hayden Gephart Steve Fisch
2478 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
2479 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
2480 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Eric Sibley

Eric Sibley, professor of pediatric gastroenterology, arrived at Stanford in 1993 to work in the lab of Gary Gray as a postdoctoral scholar.

Steve Fisch
2481 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Tina Hernandez-Boussard

Tina Hernandez-Boussard wants to help identify how to reduce exposure to opioids while still managing patients' pain.

Steve Fisch
2482 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Ron Davis

Ron Davis is the senior author of a paper that describes a blood test that may be able to identify chronic fatigue syndrome.

Steve Fisch
2483 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karen Parker, Antonio Hardan

A pilot study led by Antonio Hardan and Karen Parker found that social behavior in children with autism improved after they inhaled a hormone called vasopressin.

Steve Fisch
2484 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder and a broad team of researchers tracked more than 100 people over several years to get a picture of their health as well as looking for early markers of disease.

Steve Fisch
2485 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Katrin Andreasson

Katrin Andreasson and her colleagues found in mice that suppressing certain immune cells reduced the brain damage from a stroke.

Steve Fisch
2486 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Alan Cheng

Alan Cheng and his colleagues were able to regenerate hair cells inside the ears of mice — a first in mature mammals.

Steve Fisch
2487 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth is the senior author of a study describing how he and his colleagues stimulated nerve cells in the visual cortex of mice to induce an illusory image in the animals’ minds....

Steve Fisch
2488 Marius Wernig, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

“It’s unbelievably satisfying to identify a potential treatment for such a devastating disorder,” Marius Wernig said.

Steve Fisch
2489 Karen Parker Karen Parker is the senior author of a study that found low levels of a hormone in the cerebrospinal fluid of infants who were later diagnosed with autism. Steve Fisch
2490 Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth was awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Steve Fisch
2491 Ivan Soltesz outside in front of a building

Ivan Soltesz and his colleagues have found that a marijuana-like compound in the brain calms epileptic seizures but also increases memory loss.

Steve Fisch
2492 Anne Brunet, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2493 Ada Poon, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2494 Guosong Hong, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2495 Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

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

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
2498 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

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

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Karl Deisseroth recieved $3 million in unrestricted prize money for his role in the development of optogenetics.

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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.

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