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Jun 5 2018 | NeuWrite West
No matter his audience, Ben used his distinctive blend of humor and blunt honesty to drive straight to the heart of every issue, be it scientific or moral.
A “coming tsunami” was how Robert Jackler, MD, the Edward C. and Amy S. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology, described to me the number of aging adults with hearing loss that is expected to rise dramatically in the years to come.
Fresh or frozen human blood samples can be directly transformed into patient-specific neurons to study disorders such as schizophrenia and autism, Stanford researchers find.
Bao, a Stanford chemical engineer, has been working for decades to develop an artificial skin that can mimic the organ’s ability to stretch, repair itself and function as a sensory network.
Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch.
May 31 2018 | Stanford Medicine
Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Davilla has things to say. Until recently, no one knew. Davilla, who was born missing a large region of chromosome 5, voices only a handful of words.
May 31 2018 | Stanford Medicine
Attitude is everything — at least if you want to be great at math. Researchers for the first time have found the brain pathway that helps explain why elementary school children with positive attitudes about math are better at it.
May 31 2018 | Stanford Medicine
Cindi Dodd credits brain-imaging software developed by Stanford researchers with saving her life and preventing permanent disabilities.
The app, called PODD with Compass, is designed specifically for people with very limited verbal and reading abilities. It uses illustrated icons to cover a huge vocabulary.
May 30 2018 | NeuWrite West
If you haven’t been scared away by the thought of spiders jumping, you’re in for a treat of fascinating biology. Jumping spiders have a new entry in their list of terrifying skills, which includes living a vagabond life without a web, pouncing on prey, and dancing to court the opposite sex.

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