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Jun 15 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
In 2017, Stanford University researchers presented a new device that mimics the brain’s efficient and low-energy neural learning process. It was an artificial version of a synapse – the gap across which neurotransmitters travel to communicate between neurons – made from organic materials. In 2019,...
Jun 12 2020 | Stanford Earth Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Weathering the stresses of a pandemic that sent students to a foreign online learning environment followed by police brutality and systemic racism, 2020 graduates of the School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) are a resilient bunch. In a virtual recognition of their...
Jun 2 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
When we make even simple decisions about how to interact with the world, we rely on computations performed by networks of neurons that span our brains. But what exactly are these neural networks computing? Answering this question requires measuring the activity of lots of neurons throughout the...
May 28 2020 | Stanford Medicine Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A simple blood test may be able to determine how physically fit you are, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The test could complement treadmill tests, a more traditional clinical evaluation of fitness, and provide individuals with far...
May 11 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar.
May 5 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The largest-ever study of alleged racial profiling during traffic stops has found that blacks, who are pulled over more frequently than whites by day, are much less likely to be stopped after sunset, when “a veil of darkness” masks their race. That is one of several examples of systematic bias that...
Apr 13 2020 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Americans nationwide now have a chance to help government officials decide when to ease social-distancing policies by completing a survey on a new website that compiles information about if and when their counties implemented local shelter-in-place measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Apr 8 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Stanford researchers have helped solve a longstanding mystery about how brains manage to process information so accurately, despite the fact that individual neurons, or nerve cells, act with a surprising degree of randomness.
Mar 22 2020 | Stanford Earth Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Four Stanford Earth researchers have been selected to receive 2019 Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU): PhD candidates Tyler Kukla, Chayawan (Earth) Jaikla, Indraneel (Neel) Kasmalkar, and Anna Broome.
Feb 26 2020 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
We’ve all heard the saying: “Practice makes perfect.” But research into the neurological process of learning how to move suggests that it might be more accurate to say “mindful practice makes perfect.”

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