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2501 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

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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2503 Tony Wyss-Coray
2504 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Teresa Purzner Top photo by Ethan Hill; Center courtesy of Teresa Purzner

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.

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2506 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Family photo Tyler Nix

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

2508 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2509 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2510 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

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

2511 Red Sneakers going up blue stairs

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

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2512 What are the consequence of losing so much sleep?

What are the consequence of losing so much sleep? 

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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.”

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2514 Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon

Statistics could reshape obstetrics.

Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon

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.

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2517 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Video and image by Mark Hanlon
2518 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video and photo by Itamar Terem and Samantha Jane Holdsworth
2519 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Stanford Health Care; image by geralt
2520 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Todd Holland

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...
2522 Vinod Menon
2523 vrx123

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.

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2525 Wellcome Trust

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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2527 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
2528 Brain Image Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images

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
2530 Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao
2531 Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Zhihua (Bill) Chen
2532 Banner image about long COVID © ISTOCK.COM, DRAFTER123

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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2534 “When you go out for a run, you run to have your best fuel economy,” said Scott Delp Unsplash/Jack Atkinson