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Jan 9 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have analyzed whether or not companies who claim to improve the sustainability of their products are actually changing practices in their supply chains.
Dec 12 2017 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Research, Stanford
Stanford geoscientists have devised a way of detecting thousands of faint, previously missed earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The technique can be used to monitor seismic activities at fracking operations to help reduce the likelihood of bigger, potentially damaging...
Dec 4 2017 | Stanford Engineering Research, Stanford, Students
The first rule of medicine is “Do no harm.” Taking this to heart, researchers are looking for ways to pinpoint and repair problems deep inside the body without the trauma of major surgery or the side effects of systemic treatments like chemotherapy
Nov 20 2017 | Stanford Magazine Fellow, Research, Stanford
Nearly 60 years after the last of 23 nuclear explosions in its land, air and water, Bikini Atoll again looks like the idyllic Pacific paradise it was in 1946 — a bracelet of sandy, palm-covered islets encircling an azure lagoon. But it doesn’t take long to pick up on Bikini’s enduring eeriness,...
Oct 20 2017 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford
When Stanford researchers asked people to think about the sensations and emotions of inanimate or non-human entities, they got a glimpse into how those people think about mental life. What they found is that Americans break mental life into three parts – body, heart and mind – a finding that...
Aug 24 2017 | Stanford Medicine Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Scientists from Stanford and their collaborators have linked a traditional population’s seasonally varying diet to cyclical changes in the number of gut-residing microbial species. More evidence that our intestinal microbes are profoundly influenced by the foods we eat — or don’t: The gut...
Aug 17 2017 | Stanford Medicine Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford
It is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry, say Stanford University researchers. This “genome cloaking” technique, devised by biologists, computer scientists and...
Aug 4 2017 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Stanford environmental engineers have developed a planning tool called AquaCharge that helps urban water utilities develop efficient, cost-effective systems to replenish aquifers.
Jul 24 2017 | Science Fellow, Research, Stanford
You’re at home playing a virtual reality (VR) game on the Oculus Rift, dodging zombies like a pro. But then you step too far back or look behind you, and suddenly you’re frozen in space, as the system’s infrared cameras can no longer see the lights on your goggles and it loses track of you. Instant...
Jul 10 2017 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
A global study based on daily steps counted by smartphones discovers “activity inequality.” It’s similar to income inequality, except that the “step-poor” are prone to obesity while the “step-rich” tend toward fitness and health.

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