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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Stanford Review: Read My Lips: No New Administrators. Stanford

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Stanford Review: Read My Lips: No New Administrators. Stanford’s bureaucracy has snowballed out of control. Accompanying the increase in university administrators, tuition has risen, student traditions...Show More Summary

Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cells

In 2014, W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for co-developing a way of imaging shapes inside cells at very high resolution, called super-resolution microscopy. Now, he and his lab have created a new microscope that produces 3-D nanoscale images of mammalian cells in their entirety.

Highly Compliant, Ultra Sensitive Electronic Skin to Give Prostheses a Sense of Touch

Scientists at Stanford University have created a way to produce thin, stretchable electronic circuits that feature incredibly sensitive pressure sensors. These electronics can one day be wrapped around prosthetic hands to provide a sense of touch or to create wearable electronics for long term body sensing, among many other possible applications. The team’s devices are […]

Low-carb and low-fat diets face off in new Stanford study

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A small, but comprehensive, study from Stanford University researchers has pitted low-fat diets against low-carb diets. After one year the results are in and it's a draw. Frustrating anyone wanting a definitive result, the data compellingly...Show More Summary

Low-fat or low-carb? It's a draw, Stanford study finds

(Stanford Medicine) New evidence from a study at the Stanford University School of Medicine might dismay those who have chosen sides in the low-fat versus low-carb diet debate.

Second successful human-animal hybrid: sheep embryo with human cells

Carrying forward the results of a team that created a pig/human hybrid last year, a team led by researchers at Stanford University has created a sheep/human hybrid. The team has not published a paper on their efforts as yet, but recently gave a presentation outlining their work at this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Texas.

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face

(KU Leuven) Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State (US) have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics.

Walls, toxicity and explosions: How plant cells protect themselves from salinity in soil

Stanford, CA--Roots face many challenges in the soil in order to supply the plant with the necessary water and nutrients. New work from Carnegie and Stanford University's José Dinneny shows that one of these challenges, salinity, can cause root cells to explode if the risk is not properly sensed. Show More Summary

Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine

An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) display significant immune system responses to a variety of cancers. If the study can...Show More Summary

Stem cell vaccine immunizes lab mice against multiple cancers

(Cell Press) Stanford University researchers report that injecting mice with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) launched a strong immune response against breast, lung, and skin cancers. The vaccine also prevented relapses in animals that had tumors removed. The work appears in the journal Cell Stem Cell on Feb. 15.

New UMass Amherst, Stanford Research identifies plant cell wall sensing mechanism

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) How cells sense their physical state and compensate for cell wall damage is poorly understood, say authors led by Alice Cheung at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and collaborator José Dinneny from the Carnegie Institute for Science and Stanford University. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.15.18

A white substance sent to Stanford Law School turned out to be harmless, but the school remains concerned based an accompanying threat. [Stanford University News] This prolonged malaise in the legal sector? Yeah, that's not normal. [Law.com] Fifth Circuit agrees that the bail system employed in the Houston area is unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met

(Stanford University) The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.

Study finds some facial recognition systems only accurate for white male faces

A new study from MIT and Stanford University researchers has found that three commercial facial analysis programs demonstrated significant error rates determining the gender of any subject that wasn't white and male... Continue Reading...Show More Summary

New method for waking up devices

(Stanford University) A device that's turned off doesn't suck battery life, but it also doesn't work. Now a low-power system that's always on the alert can turn devices on when they are needed, saving energy in the networked internet of things.

Arthur Bienenstock of Stanford University receives 2018 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Arthur Bienenstock, associate director of the Wallenberg Research Link at Stanford University and former president of the American Physical Society, is the winner of the 2018 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Why Trump’s infrastructure ambitions are likely to stall

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

By Caroline Nowacki, PhD Candidate, Global Projects Center, Stanford University and Kate Gasparro, Graduate Research Fellow of Sustainable Design and Construction, Stanford University. The White House favors public-private partnerships for widening congested roads and getting other pricey projects...

A Universe From Nothing? Craig, Carroll, and Krauss on the Cosmology of Theism and Naturalism

In the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the entry on "Nothingness" starts by asking, "Why is there something rather than nothing?" and immediately answering, "Well, why not?"In a previous post, I have suggested that that might...Show More Summary

Female Uber drivers make less than their male counterparts, but it's not what you think

Even driving Uber while female comes with a pay gap — but it's different from the systemic problem of lower pay seen in other industries. Stanford, University of Chicago, and Uber economists looked at more than a million Uber rides in the U.S. Show More Summary

New Mark Z. Jacobson Study Draws A Roadmap To 100% Renewable Energy

Last August, Mark Jacobson, a renewable energy expert and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, was the leader of a study that identified how 139 countries around the world could obtain 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. Show More Summary

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