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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...
Apr 2 2013 | Stanford Report
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which calls for initial federal funding of $100 million, will make use of several innovative technologies invented by Stanford scientists.
Mar 28 2013 | Stanford Report
Pursuing the misunderstood Humboldt squid, Hopkins Marine Station's William Gilly has strapped video cameras and electronic sensors to the animals, exhaustively analyzed their habitats, tracked them with sonar and raised their eggs.
Mar 14 2013 | Stanford Report
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today's...
Mar 7 2013 | Stanford Report
Traditional methods of fMRI analysis systematically skew which regions of the brain appear to be activating, potentially invalidating hundreds of papers that use the technique.