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Sep 22 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Is SARS-CoV-2 hiding in your fat cells? A study by Stanford Medicine investigators shows that SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fat tissue. This phenomenon was seen in laboratory experiments conducted on fat tissue excised from patients undergoing bariatric and cardiac surgeries, and later infected in a...
Sep 8 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
After the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020, more than 15 million Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustice. In just a few weeks, Black Lives Matter became one of the largest protest movements in U.S. history.
Aug 30 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
Empathizing with your political opponents increases your chances of changing their minds. That was the gist of an argument researchers at Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences presented to some Republican and Democratic participants of a new study. The argument appeared to get through to...
Aug 30 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
At a time of unprecedented aridification across the American West, the 1,450-mile-long Colorado River and its primary storage reservoirs — Lake Powell and Lake Mead — have fallen to historic lows. Fragile ecosystems that depend on the river for water, food and habitat are in peril. In fact, at...
Aug 29 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
A Stanford-led project has identified a set of strategies to counter anti-democratic attitudes and reduce partisan animosity. American democracy is at risk, Stanford scholars and others have warned.
Feb 2 2022 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
In a primary election, if voters believe that it is too hard or impossible for a woman candidate to win a general election, they’ll support a male candidate from their party instead – even if they personally preferred a woman, according to new Stanford research.
Jan 6 2022 | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Fellow, Research, Stanford
Lithium metal batteries could store much more charge in a given space than today’s lithium-ion batteries, and the race is on to develop them for next-gen electric vehicles, electronics and other uses. But one of the hurdles that stand in the way is a silent battle between two of the battery’s parts...
Dec 30 2021 | Stanford Energy Fellow, Research, Stanford
Forbes’ 2022 “30 Under 30” feature includes two current Stanford University students and eight recent alumni developing energy- and sustainability-related technologies. The 2022 list has the most Stanford students and alumni in cleantech since Forbes started its “30 Under 30” feature 10 years ago.
Nov 22 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Like a mirage on the horizon, an innovative process for converting a potent greenhouse gas into a food security solution has been stalled by economic uncertainty. Now, a first-of-its-kind Stanford University analysis evaluates the market potential of the approach, in which bacteria fed captured...
Sep 24 2021 | HAI Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Rising consumer concern over data privacy has led to a rush of “right to be forgotten” laws around the world that allow individuals to request their personal data be expunged from massive databases that catalog our increasingly online lives. Researchers in artificial intelligence have observed that...

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