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Nov 16 2017 | Stanford Engineering
​Mechanical engineer Scott Delp has created OpenSim, a tool to model the complex choreography of nerve, bone and muscle.
The grant will help Stanford investigators find out if variants in many different autism-linked genes trigger the condition by affecting molecular pathways and cellular processes.
The Stanford research suggests that any conclusions about stem cell function based on studies of stem cells in lab dishes may now need to be reconsidered in light of the fact that the cells’ biology changes during isolation.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is arguably one of the most misunderstood conditions in medicine. Between 1 million and 4 million people suffer from the disabling disorder, yet it's often not recognized by physicians as a real disease.
Nov 8 2017 | The Dish
JENNIFER DIONNE, associate professor of materials science at Stanford University, is among the 2017 Moore Inventor Fellows, an initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that recognizes five early-career scientist-inventers each year.
Nov 6 2017
Stanford researchers will be digging further into the inner workings of our brains and the tools to do so, thanks to the latest round of grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
In a small safety trial based on preclinical work by a Stanford researcher, participants receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors showed some evidence of improvement.
Stanford investigators were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness.
Nov 2 2017 | Stanford News
A new gel could help grow the large quantities of neural stem cells needed for sought-after therapies. Its success depends on the cells’ ability to stay in touch.
Stanford’s Russ Altman and Allison Okamura discuss how touch, long one of the most overlooked of the five senses in engineering, is the next frontier in robotics.