The reduced gravity of space can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to crisis. Students are developing a device to monitor astronauts' heart function and have flown in near-zero-gravity to test it.
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.
Using the processing power of 200,000 personal computers to simulate the structure of a protein that allows cancer cells to run amok, work by Folding@home project could lead to novel drug design.
Stanford scholar offers first look at neural differences between cultural groups solving tricky moral problems. Results may be the same, but fMRI shows the routes may not be.
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