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Our skin is the largest organ in our body -- it serves an essential role in protecting the body and transmitting sensations to the brain.
Aug 19 2019
Scott Linderman, a new assistant professor of statistics, works at the intersection of statistics, computer science and neuroscience. He explains why the three fields need to work together to better understand the brain.
Aug 16 2019 | Stanford News
Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It’s all part of a system called BodyNet.
Jan 24 2019 | Stanford - The Dish
Stanford’s Sharon Long and Liqun Luo have been honored with awards from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for their pioneering biology research.
Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.
Scientists have pinpointed the ensemble of neurons that specifically gives rise to the unpleasantness of pain in the brain.
Jan 17 2019 | NPR
Researchers studying mouse brains identified the cells that encode pain's unpleasantness.
A study in Nature details a discovery with potential clinical significance for treating eating disorders such as anorexia. To make that discovery, Stanford researchers had to develop a "first-time-ever" way of teasing apart two separate but closely intertwined sets of identical-appearing neurons in...
Dec 28 2018 | Stanford News
In a small trial, brain scans revealed who was most at risk of relapsing after being treated for addiction to stimulants like amphetamines or cocaine. The finding could identify people who need help staying drug-free.
Dec 21 2018 | Stanford Magazine
From neurons to nanotech, a whimsical guide.

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