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Nov 27 2013 | NeuWrite West Blog
Graduate students take questions from the public and answer them on the blog Neuwrite West as part of their Ask the Expert series.
Stanford University School of Medicine neuroscientists have discovered a new role played by a common but mysterious class of brain cells
A key piece of the scientific model used for the past 30 years to help explain how humans perceive sound is wrong, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Nov 17 2013 | Stanford Report
A team of Stanford and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
Nov 8 2013 | Stanford Report
Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant versus irrelevant sensory inputs in making choices.
Nov 4 2013 | Stanford Report
Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to quantify brain tissue volume, a critical measurement of the progression of multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
At Stanford+Connects in Atlanta, Professor Bill Newsome, aka "Bill the Brain Guy," shared three stories about interdisciplinary neuroscience and its impact on health, law and business. Tune in for a taste of how brain science will shape our future.
In yet another coup for a research concept known as “big data,” researchers at the Stanford have developed a computerized algorithm to understand the complex and rapid choreography of hundreds of proteins that interact in mindboggling combinations to govern how genes are flipped on and off within a...
Oct 18 2013 | Stanford Report
The Stanford 2013 Roundtable, "Are You Happy Now? The New Science of Happiness and Wellbeing," convened a panel of psychologists, neuroscientists and business experts to discuss what makes people happy. Their message: Pursuing meaning in one's life is the key to establishing sustained happiness.
Joshua Elias, assistant professor of chemical and systems biology, has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund a pioneering approach to deciphering the signals that cancer cells present to the immune system.