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.
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...
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.
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.