A team of Stanford Neuroengineers has developed mice whose sensitivity to pain can be dialed up or down by shining light on their paws. The research could help scientists understand and eventually treat chronic pain in humans.
Graduate student Marlieke van Kesteren heard a talk at Stanford by Skidmore college assistant professor Corinne Moss-Racusin about gender diversity in academia. Inspired, she wrote for the Neuwrite West blog about how we can all help improve diversity.
When is a person considered dead? Two recent cases have thrust the issue of "brain death" back into the national conversation. David Magnus, PhD, director of the Stanford Center for Bioethics, explains why he believes that the laws and ethics governing brain death should not be changed.
Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone but sometimes must join forces. Stanford Neurosciences Institute member Krishna Shenoy investigates how regions communicate selectively.