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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like brake on certain types of epileptic seizures.
Researchers at the Stanford have identified mutations in several genes that may be associated with the development of spontaneously occurring cases of the neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
May 17 2013 | Stanford Report
A new nanoparticle developed by Stanford engineers offers promising advancement in the way water is purified. The synthetic nanoscavenger can be quickly removed by magnet from the water. Similar existing technologies leave too many nanoscavengers behind for the water to be considered safe for human...
May 15 2013 | NeuWrite West Blog
Part 1 of a series in the graduate student blog Neuwrite West about John Ioannidis’ work finding that many published neuroscience findings are false.
May 6 2013 | Stanford Report
The new material's artificial "atoms" are designed to work with a broad range of light frequencies. With adjustments, the researchers believe it could lead to perfect microscope lenses or invisibility cloaks.
Stanford scientists have created a mouse model of muscular dystrophy in which degenerating muscle tissue gives off visible light.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have succeeded in transforming skin cells directly into oligodendrocyte precursor cells, the cells that wrap nerve cells in the insulating myelin sheaths that help nerve signals propagate.
Apr 12 2013 | Stanford Report
William T. Newsome, a professor of neurobiology, has been appointed to direct Stanford's new interdisciplinary neuroscience institute, Ann Arvin, vice provost and dean of research, announced today. The campus-wide brain research initiative will catalyze new interdisciplinary collaborations at the...
Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The postmortem brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular...
Grim images of gun incidents spanning from Newtown, Conn., to Los Angeles have filled news reports of late, presenting a challenge for parents whose children are exposed to these events through the media — whether by television, newspaper or the Internet. And with discussions in the Senate to...