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Dec 16 2019 | Stanford Engineering
Optogenetics has revolutionized neuroscience, and materials scientists have now found a way to do it even better.
By Bruce Goldman
Ever wonder why people talk with their hands? We all do -- across cultures, throughout history. Now, a serendipitous discovery building on years of meticulous work tells us what may be the reason -- or at least a reason -- for it.
Nov 12 2019 | Stanford News
Two pioneering scientists who transformed the fields of artificial intelligence and gene editing discuss the impacts of their technologies and the ethics of scientific discovery leading up to a public talk later this month.
Oct 24 2019 | Stanford Daily
As children transition from adolescence to adulthood, their brains can grow electrical insulation that supports reading and facial recognition, according to research from the Stanford Psychology Department.
Oct 10 2019 | Stanford Engineering
A new technique helps overcome one major barrier: heat.
Oct 3 2019 | Stanford News
A new technique employs a bright infrared light that can pass through millimeters of tissue to illuminate tumors deep inside the body.
Sep 24 2019 | eCorner Stanford
A new program in the School of Engineering teaches STEM faculty how to share breakthrough discoveries with the world.
You, or someone you care about, probably take an antidepressant -- given that one in eight Americans do. Despite this widespread use, many experts question whether these drugs even work.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body -- it serves an essential role in protecting the body and transmitting sensations to the brain.
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.