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A Stanford GSB professor of marketing explains why engaging your audience is key to success.
An existing FDA-approved drug improves cognitive function in a mouse model of Down syndrome, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Long-term hearing loss from loud explosions, such as blasts from roadside bombs, may not be as irreversible as previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
A chemical code scrawled on histones — the protein husks that coat DNA in every animal or plant cell — determines which genes in that cell are turned on and which are turned off. Now, Stanford researchers have taken a new step in the deciphering of that histone code.
The brains of children with autism show higher-than-normal connectivity along many neural networks, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
Jun 4 2013 | Stanford Report
Stanford scientists have developed inexpensive silicon-based electrodes that dramatically improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
May 31 2013 | NeuWrite West Blog
How do you prepare neuroscience graduate students for future careers? David Bochner served on a panel with the National Science Foundation to find answers. In this Neuwrite West blog entry he shares what he learned.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like brake on certain types of epileptic seizures.
Researchers at the Stanford have identified mutations in several genes that may be associated with the development of spontaneously occurring cases of the neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
May 17 2013 | Stanford Report
A new nanoparticle developed by Stanford engineers offers promising advancement in the way water is purified. The synthetic nanoscavenger can be quickly removed by magnet from the water. Similar existing technologies leave too many nanoscavengers behind for the water to be considered safe for human...