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Jul 27 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
This past spring, Stanford University computer scientists unveiled their pandemic brainchild, Code In Place, a project where 1,000 volunteer teachers taught 10,000 students across the globe the content of an introductory Stanford computer science course.
Jul 22 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
For much of human history, animals and plants were perceived to follow a different set of rules than rest of the universe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this culminated in a belief that living organisms were infused by a non-physical energy or “life force” that allowed them to perform remarkable...
Jun 3 2021 | Stanford Today Fellow, Stanford
Stanford University geological sciences PhD student Sandra Schachat is among the 28 recipients of the 2021 Schmidt Science Fellowship. This postdoctoral fellowship supports early-career scientists committed to harnessing interdisciplinary science to make a positive difference in the world.
May 25 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Cells are the building blocks of life, present in every living organism. But how similar do you think your cells are to a mouse? A fish? A worm.
May 24 2021 | Graduate School Of Education Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
The Varsity Blues scandal triggered outrage about unfairness in college admissions, which goes far beyond the highly paid crimes of a few bad actors. For instance, SAT and ACT scores correlate strongly with wealth. That fact, plus COVID testing difficulties, has led more colleges to go test-...
May 19 2021 | Stanford Medicine Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
May 19, 2021. Modelling highlights disparities and charts paths to unlocking more equitable COVID-19 vaccination for disadvantaged populations within states and across the US.
Mar 31 2021 | Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Fellow, Research, Stanford
Expanding access to a treatment that combines medication and counseling for opioid addiction may generate significant cost savings while also saving many lives, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and the Veterans Health Administration. Opioid use disorder (OUD) has become a public...
Mar 11 2021 | Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic one year ago today, a team of Stanford Health Policy faculty and researchers swiftly assembled to launch a modeling framework to investigate the epidemiology of COVID-19 and evaluate the policy responses.
Jan 27 2021 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Today, the average American is unlikely to spend time worrying about malaria. Although the disease is commonly perceived to be restricted to other parts of the world, it played a significant role in shaping American history. It even helped turn the tide of the American Revolutionary War by...
Jan 11 2021 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75 billion of the estimated $199 billion in flood damages from 1988 to 2017.

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