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2601 oligodendrocyte precursor cell 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...

Susanica Tam
2603 Smith Conference



Anthony Ricci and John Huguenard

Tanya Raschke
2605 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.

Teo Tarras/
2606 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
2607 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Eric Sun Terry Allen illustration
2608 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth Terry Allen illustration
2609 Coffee with a book next to it that says "My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open." That's Her Business
2610 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
2611 Bandaid monitor health, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute The system tracks health indicators more accurately than smart phones or watches. Credit: Brian Tagalog
2612 Learning, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Think first, then swing. | Reuters/USA TODAY USPW

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

Thomas Veltman

Veterans Jayson Early, left, and Erik Ontiveros.

Timothy Archibald
2615 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Sergiu Pasca

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

Timothy Archibald

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
2617 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Ivan Soltesz

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

Timothy Archibald photo
2618 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
2619 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Miriam Goodman

Miriam Goodman in her lab at Stanford Medicine. 

Timothy Archibald photo
2620 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
2621 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.

TommL / Getty Images
2623 Tony Wyss-Coray
2624 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.

Tyler Mallory/Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
2626 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Family photo Tyler Nix
2627 Abstract art of two scientists researching a brain in a lab

Abstract art of two scientists researching a brain in a lab

Unknown Artist

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

2629 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2630 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Unsplash, Getty Images
2631 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

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

2632 Red Sneakers going up blue stairs

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

Unsplash/Lindsay Henwood
2633 What are the consequence of losing so much sleep?

What are the consequence of losing so much sleep? 

Unsplash/Mitchell Griest

“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
2635 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.

Unsplash/Tomas Williams
2637 vchal/Shutterstock
2638 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Video and image by Mark Hanlon
2639 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video and photo by Itamar Terem and Samantha Jane Holdsworth
2640 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Video by Stanford Health Care; image by geralt
2641 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...
2643 Vinod Menon
2644 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.

Wandell Lab
2646 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.

Wikimedia Commons
2648 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
2649 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
2651 Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao
2652 Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Julieta Gomez-Fritelli

Zhihua (Bill) Chen
2653 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.

 Transformative Learning Technologies Lab/Stanford GSE
2655 “When you go out for a run, you run to have your best fuel economy,” said Scott Delp Unsplash/Jack Atkinson