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Mar 19 2014 | Nature
Deep brain stimulation has shown promise in treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease. Now scientists at Stanford are using the technology to eavesdrop on problem neural circuits.
California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans.
When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by Stanford Neurosciences Institute researchers.
Mar 10 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford scholar offers first look at neural differences between cultural groups solving tricky moral problems.
Stanford Neurosciences Institute researchers at the have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition that is resistant to conventional pain medication.
Mar 3 2014 | NeuWrite West Blog
Graduate student Talia Lerner submitted a video entry to Alan Alda’s “flame challenge”, designed to get scientists thinking about communication.
Feb 26 2014 | Stanford Report
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists has found the secret to how nerves withstand the wear and tear of bending joints and moving tissues: an elastic-like protein matrix that keeps them resilient.
Feb 25 2014 | Stanford Report
New program introduces innovations in professional education aimed at creating framework for strategic decisions.
Feb 25 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education co-sponsored the Dalai Lama's visit to Silicon Valley for a talk on business, ethics and compassion. It highlighted recent achievements at Stanford's center, which continues to make research progress in the "science of...