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...
Michelle Monje and her team have been studying diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a severe cancer of the brainstem with no cure.
Karl Deisseroth received this year's Kyoto Prize for advanced technology.
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...
Clinical research coordinator Jessey Schwartz (left) watches as Alex and his mother, Donji Cullenbine (right), use the smartphone app connected to the Google Glass.
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."
Robbie Majzner and his collaborators are working to engineer immune cells that can attack a variety of childhood cancers.
Eric Sibley, professor of pediatric gastroenterology, arrived at Stanford in 1993 to work in the lab of Gary Gray as a postdoctoral scholar.
Tina Hernandez-Boussard wants to help identify how to reduce exposure to opioids while still managing patients' pain.
Ron Davis is the senior author of a paper that describes a blood test that may be able to identify chronic fatigue syndrome.
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.
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.
Katrin Andreasson and her colleagues found in mice that suppressing certain immune cells reduced the brain damage from a stroke.
Alan Cheng and his colleagues were able to regenerate hair cells inside the ears of mice — a first in mature mammals.
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....
“It’s unbelievably satisfying to identify a potential treatment for such a devastating disorder,” Marius Wernig said.
|2519||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|
Karl Deisseroth was awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ivan Soltesz and his colleagues have found that a marijuana-like compound in the brain calms epileptic seizures but also increases memory loss.
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|2525||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.
Biology Professor William Gilly talks about what he's learned about Humboldt squid, and what mysteries the sea creatures have yet to reveal.
Juul e-cigarettes deliver more nicotine than competing brands of e-cigarettes.
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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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...
How do trees know where to put their branches?
Scholars of natural language processing are exploring the human emotions and social meanings behind the words we use
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New research allows a patient with paralysis to “write” their thoughts at some 17 words per minute, setting a new record.
Researchers hope to probe the inner workings of cells to spot and, one day, even cure disease at the earliest stages.
In the last 14.5 years, there have been over 400 clinical trials aimed at developing new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.
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...
|2539||Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Image credit: Sergiu Pasca|
|2540||Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Image credit: Sergiu Pasca|
|2541||Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)|
|2542||Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)|
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...
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Dissociation is a phenomenon in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and from reality.
|2547||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|
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|2551||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|
|2552||The system tracks health indicators more accurately than smart phones or watches. Credit: Brian Tagalog|
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A prototype of the handheld ammonia blood detector and associated test strips, developed by researchers at Stanford.
Veterans Jayson Early, left, and Erik Ontiveros.
3-D brain cultures are suspended in a lab dish at the lab of Sergiu Pasca.
An image, from previous research, of human cortical spheroids derived in the lab of Sergiu Pașca, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Neuroscientist Ivan Soltesz, framed by an enlarged image of the virtual dentate gyrus he created.
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Amy Jin and her mentors at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the School of Medicine designed a software program to assess surgical skills.
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Miriam Goodman in her lab at Stanford Medicine.
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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,...
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|2562||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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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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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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The use of computer vision could offload low-value work better suited to machines, augmenting rather than replacing clinicians.
An AI-based robotics system could help predict and prevent falls.
What are the consequence of losing so much sleep?
“In many ways, we are flying blind in our discussions about artificial intelligence and lack the data we need to credibly evaluate activity.”
Statistics could reshape obstetrics.
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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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...
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.
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.
Resting neural stem cells (nuclei shown in blue) accumulate large protein aggregates (pink) in and around storage compartments called lysosomes (green).
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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.
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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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|2595||“When you go out for a run, you run to have your best fuel economy,” said Scott Delp Unsplash/Jack Atkinson|