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Jan 19 2016 | World Economic Forum
Learning about how ants organize their collective behavior may help us to understand other systems.
Jan 19 2016 | World Economic Forum
Imagine a world with less expensive and more resilient crops, plants that can meet the world’s need for liquid biofuels, no more malaria-carrying mosquitos, real blue roses, living woolly mammoths, unicorns and a few devastating new plagues.
Jan 19 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
About 400,000 people in the United States are affected by multiple sclerosis (often referred to by the acronym MS), an autoimmune disorder in which rogue immune cells attack the insulating layer surrounding many nerve cells in the central nervous system.
Jan 11 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
The Stanford Neuroscience Health Center officially opened its doors.
Jan 8 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Now we can start asking interesting questions about impulse control and gambling.
Jan 6 2016 | Inside Bay Area
That lottery fever sweeping the country in anticipation of Saturday night's record $900 million Powerball drawing? Scientists have a name for it: dopamine.
Jan 4 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Stanford researchers recently published in Science have shown in rats that hyperactivity in the medial prefrontal cortex reduces signaling between key components of the reward circuitry and impairs rats’ reward-seeking behavior.
Dec 19 2015 | IFLScience
It’s particularly rare that it’s the scientists themselves being examined, but one Stanford psychologist decided to do just that by monitoring his own brain activity for a year and a half.
Dec 17 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
When Stanford’s original main quad was built 125 years ago, it was with the intent of bringing faculty together in its outdoor spaces and walkways. From its inception, the university was a place where faculty were encouraged to collaborate across disciplines.
Dec 17 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
William Talbot, PhD, started out studying how caterpillars become butterflies. Now a professor of developmental biology, his research focuses on the formation of myelin, that all-important sheath that protects nerve fibers and speeds the transmission of messages.