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Stanford psychiatrist, engineer and neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, has just won the heralded 2018 Kyoto Prize in advanced technology for his invention and application of optogenetics, an unparalleled method for understanding how the brain works.
The award, which includes a gift of 100 million yen (about $913,000), recognizes the neuroscientist for pioneering and advancing a technology for studying brain circuits.
Paul Yock, professor of medicine and bioengineering, was recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.
In the labs of five Stanford researchers, the subtleties of sound come to the aid of science, making critical — and sometimes unlikely — contributions to new technologies, medical applications and population health far and wide.
Dean of Research Ann Arvin will be awarded the Cuthbertson Award at Commencement. She is one of seven people to be honored with awards on Sunday.
Researchers here are using intelligent listening technologies, natural language processing, machine learning and data mining to deliver better health care
The mind can shape health, behavior and maybe even society as a whole. Stanford researchers are bridging disciplines to understand what our minds can do and how they do it.
Jun 7 2018 | NeuWrite West
Can you imagine having a career, and a daily life, that, when you are given months to live, the only thing you can think of is how to keep living your ‘routine’ daily life?
Nine members of the 2016 Stanford Neurosciences PhD cohort embarked on a journey to better understand the specific issues faced by women and other underrepresented minority groups in science, and to communicate these facts to our scientific colleagues in a compelling way.
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.

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