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Oct 26 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
In the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, a screen attached to a red robotic arm lights up. A pair of cartoon eyes blinks. “Meet Bender,” says Ajay Mandlekar, PhD student in electrical engineering.
Oct 17 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
It might seem like the only thing anyone could do with forensic DNA is match suspects to crime scenes. After all, agencies like the FBI don’t track the same kind of genetic information as health or ancestry databases like GEDmatch or Ancestry.com. But that view is starting to erode. Now, Stanford...
Oct 5 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
For graduate student Amy Braun, an experiment that revealed sex differences in a model of autism wasn’t initially a surprise – differences between male and female mice had been found in many other studies, and had been largely ignored.
Aug 23 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
As Liqun Luo was writing his introductory textbook on neuroscience in 2012, he found himself in a quandary. He needed to include a section about a vital system in the brain controlled by the chemical messenger serotonin, which has been implicated in everything from mood to movement regulation. But...
Aug 17 2018 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford
The image recognition technology used in today’s autonomous cars and aerial drones as well as tomorrow’s cancer-seeking robotic medical devices, all depend on artificial intelligence. These “computers that see” teach themselves to recognize objects — a dog, a pedestrian crossing the street, a...
Aug 13 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
For the last few weeks, researchers and students from Stanford University have spent their nights watching wild dogs and hyenas and waking in the morning to the chirps of bats and the grunts of hippos. Making their way through the Okavango Delta in Botswana, members of Stanford’s Hadly Lab and...
Aug 9 2018 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Stanford
Stanford PhD students Alex Ferris and Sarah Hooper are the recipients of this year’s Global Health and Development Fellowship, awarded annually by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. Through the program, Ferris and Hooper are spending the summer interning with the Bill and Melinda Gates...
Aug 1 2018 | Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Fellow, Research, Stanford
Shortly after arriving at Stanford in 2015, graduate student James Winter spent several months in Zambia where he witnessed first-hand how difficult it was for many families to access clean water. The work from that early project, overseen by Center faculty affiliate Jenna Davis, Associate...
Jul 23 2018 | Stanford Daily Awards, Fellow, Stanford
Bioengineering Ph.D. student Alex Ferris and electrical engineering Ph.D. student Sarah Hooper will intern at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle this summer after being selected for the Hertz Fellowships in Global Health and Development. Ferris will conduct research on the cassava...
Jul 20 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
he hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress but current methods for measuring cortisol levels require waiting several days for results from a lab. By the time a person learns the results of a cortisol test – which may inform treatment for...

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