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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...
May 15 2013 | NeuWrite West Blog
Part 1 of a series in the graduate student blog Neuwrite West about John Ioannidis’ work finding that many published neuroscience findings are false.
May 6 2013 | Stanford Report
The new material's artificial "atoms" are designed to work with a broad range of light frequencies. With adjustments, the researchers believe it could lead to perfect microscope lenses or invisibility cloaks.
Stanford scientists have created a mouse model of muscular dystrophy in which degenerating muscle tissue gives off visible light.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have succeeded in transforming skin cells directly into oligodendrocyte precursor cells, the cells that wrap nerve cells in the insulating myelin sheaths that help nerve signals propagate.