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2501 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
2502 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
2503 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

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

Steve Fisch
2504 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
2505 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
2506 Sergiu Pasca Steve Fisch
2507 Melanie Hayden Gephart Steve Fisch
2508 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
2509 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
2510 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
2511 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
2512 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
2513 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
2514 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
2515 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
2516 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
2517 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
2518 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
2519 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
2520 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
2521 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
2522 Anne Brunet, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2523 Ada Poon, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2524 Guosong Hong, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2525 Steve Fisch for Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
2526

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
2527

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
2528 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

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

Steve Heap/Shutterstock.com
2529

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

Steve Jennings/Getty Image
2530

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
2531

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
2532 StockSnap
2533 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Alex Dunn, Beth Pruitt, Miriam Goodman

How do trees know where to put their branches?

Stocksy/Adrian Balzer
2534

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

Stocksy/Cactus Creative Studio
2535 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
2536 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
2537 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.

 

Stocksy/Vera Lair
2538

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...

Stuartlayton, Wikipedia.
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. Students in a brain organogenesis program training course in the Vincent V. C. Woo Sandbox Laboratory. Image credit: Sergiu Pasca
2541 oligodendrocyte precursor cell Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)
2542 oligodendrocyte precursor cell Super-resolution image of an oligodendrocyte precursor cell (cultured and stained by post-doc Brad Zuchero in Ben Barres’s lab)
2543

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
2544 Smith Conference

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Tanya
2545

Anthony Ricci and John Huguenard

Tanya Raschke
2546 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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2547 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
2548 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Eric Sun Terry Allen illustration
2549 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth Terry Allen illustration
2550 Coffee with a book next to it that says "My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open." That's Her Business
2551 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
2552 Bandaid monitor health, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute The system tracks health indicators more accurately than smart phones or watches. Credit: Brian Tagalog
2553 Learning, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Think first, then swing. | Reuters/USA TODAY USPW
2554

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

Thomas Veltman
2555

Veterans Jayson Early, left, and Erik Ontiveros.

Timothy Archibald
2556 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Sergiu Pasca

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

Timothy Archibald
2557

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
2558 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Ivan Soltesz

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

Timothy Archibald photo
2559 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
2560 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Miriam Goodman

Miriam Goodman in her lab at Stanford Medicine. 

Timothy Archibald photo
2561 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
2562 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
2563

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.

TommL / Getty Images
2564 Tony Wyss-Coray
2565 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Teresa Purzner Top photo by Ethan Hill; Center courtesy of Teresa Purzner
2566

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
2567 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Family photo Tyler Nix
2568

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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2569 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2570 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2571 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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Unsplash/Kevin
2572 Red Sneakers going up blue stairs

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

Unsplash/Lindsay Henwood
2573 What are the consequence of losing so much sleep?

What are the consequence of losing so much sleep? 

Unsplash/Mitchell Griest
2574

“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
2575 Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon

Statistics could reshape obstetrics.

Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon
2576

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
2577 vchal/Shutterstock
2578 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Video and image by Mark Hanlon
2579 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video and photo by Itamar Terem and Samantha Jane Holdsworth
2580 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Stanford Health Care; image by geralt
2581 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Todd Holland
2582

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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2583 Vinod Menon
2584 vrx123
2585

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
2586 Wellcome Trust
2587

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.

Wikimedia Commons
2588 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
2589 Brain Image Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images
2590

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
2591 Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao
2592 Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Zhihua (Bill) Chen
2593 Banner image about long COVID © ISTOCK.COM, DRAFTER123
2594

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

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