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Timothy Cornell, Kevin Shea, Joanna Wysocka and Tony Wyss-Coray have been appointed to endowed professorships.
The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the importance of biological influences on sex-specific behaviors.
Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
Male mice are hardwired to recognize the sex of other mice, a new study shows. Females' circuitry guiding that decision differs from males.
Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib is examining how depression develops and working to identify potential opportunities for intervention.
Jan 30 2019 | Stanford - News
Kalanit Grill-Spector, professor of psychology, is among the faculty and students at Stanford who study the sciences but also take part in the arts.
Brain cells called oligodendrocytes supply insulation by wrapping neurons in multiple layers of fatty extensions, preserving signal strength and markedly speeding up transmission. But studying these cells in culture has been virtually impossible -- until now.
Studying human oligodendrocytes, which provide insulation for nerve cells, has been challenging. But a new way of generating stem-cell-derived, three-dimensional brain-cell cultures is paying off.
Stanford psychologists find that a positive mindset can make children less anxious about mild but uncomfortable symptoms that arise during treatment for peanut allergies.
A small change in how patients learn to think about side effects of a food allergy treatment greatly reduces their anxiety, Stanford researchers found.

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