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Apr 23 2018 | NeuWrite West
In the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) women are underrepresented both in numbers of senior faculty and participation metrics. External factors, such as the content of recommendation letters are strikingly different between female and male postdoctoral trainees. However...
With the dangers of Facebook use making headlines almost daily, I've been considering another dangerous, more personal problem with social media in general, that of the “curated” existence, with failures, weakness and illness filtered out.
Apr 20 2018 | Stanford Engineering
Age-related macular degeneration, a disease that slowly degrades light-sensitive cells in the retina, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.
A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.
Bereaved mother Mycah Clemons raised money for a summer scholarship at Stanford for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The move sparked a series of experiments that have led to a possible treatment for the tumor.
Nine members of the Stanford faculty have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Andea Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor and professor of electrical engineering, recently received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award.
Apr 17 2018 | NeuWrite West
Humans are biased, including against particular groups of people, and often subconsciously. Biases may have been useful for our evolutionary ancestors – for instance, allowing for quick, stereotyped responses to potential threats or prey. Unfortunately, they are not so useful for social or...
Apr 17 2018 | NeuWrite West
From courtroom sentencing to graduate school admissions, from voting on the president to choosing who to sit next to on the bus, our biases play a role in the decisions we make and the actions we take.