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Sep 17 2014 | Stanford Report
A team of Bio-X scientists is developing a gel to help protect cells from the trauma of being injected into an injury site. The work could help speed cell-based therapies for spinal cord injuries and other types of damage.
Sep 15 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford faculty member Gregory Walton found that when people are treated by others as partners working together on a task, their motivation increases – even if they worked on their own.
Sep 12 2014 | Stanford Report
An idea that started as a long shot – using light to control the activity of the brain – has earned Karl Deisseroth the Keio prize in medicine. The technique, called optogenetics, is now widely used at Stanford and worldwide to understand the brain's wiring and to unravel behavior. Many researchers...
Sep 10 2014 | Stanford Report
Roughly 100 trillion connections between neurons make it possible for the brain to function. Psychology Professor Brian Wandell's group has devised a technique for mapping these connections with greater accuracy than ever before.
Sep 5 2014 | Stanford Report
Newly published research by Stanford scholar Emma Seppala shows how meditation and breathing exercises can help military veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sep 3 2014 | Stanford Report
A Stanford Bio-X team found that the brain's wiring is more complex than expected – one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, depending on how it fires. The work opens new questions for scientists trying to map the brain's connections.
A team of Stanford neurologists have found evidence that chronic pain triggers a series of molecular changes in the brain that may sap patients' motivation.
Aug 28 2014 | Stanford Report
The research reveals the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult, and could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.
Aug 21 2014 | Stanford Report
Symbolic Systems exposes students to interdisciplinary ways of thinking, creativity and knowledge. The examination of the human-computer relationship, the mind and language is a life-changing path of study for many.
Aug 20 2014 | New Scientist
In California, people with Alzheimer’s will be given transfusions of young blood to see if it improves their cognition – there's good reason to hope it might.