Science and Technology10.1.14
Physicist Martin Perl was part of SLAC and Stanford communities for half a century. "He was so excited to come to the lab," his son said.
The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed years ago.
Team uses novel combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure was much more likely to form in the presence of modern greenhouse gas concentrations.
African cichlid fish represent an unusual variety of evolutionary divergence, offering insight into the genetic mechanisms that drive species diversification.
Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.
Researchers with the Natural Capital Project discover micronutrient deficiencies are three times as likely to occur in areas dependent upon pollinating insects.
Gel-like padding being developed by a Stanford Bio-X team could help cells survive injection and heal spinal cord injuries
A team of Bio-X scientists is developing a gel to help protect cells from the trauma of being injected into an injury site. The work could help speed cell-based therapies for spinal cord injuries and other types of damage.
Tracking how the brain changes throughout life, Stanford scientists have created a standard curve that can be used to assess whether patients are maturing and aging normally.
Synthetic molecules hold great potential for revealing key processes that occur in cells. Associate Professor Christina Smolke introduces a computer model that could provide better blueprints for building synthetic genetic tools.
A dozen Stanford sophomores have designed ways to enrich the lives of the giraffe, lions and kinkajou at the San Francisco Zoo.
Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds.
The medical science prize is awarded for his work in optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain. The technique is used to understand the brain's wiring and to unravel behavior.
Robert Schimke, professor emeritus of biology, discovered several key cellular mechanisms, including gene amplification, which has become a foundation of cancer research and drug development. After a traumatic accident, he became an accomplished painter.
By observing how hydrogen is absorbed into individual palladium nanocubes, Stanford materials scientists have detailed a key step in storing energy and information in nanomaterials. The work could inform research that leads to longer-lasting batteries or higher-capacity memory devices.
Diversified farming practices might preserve evolutionary diversity of wildlife, say Stanford and Berkeley biologists
A long-term study in Costa Rica has revealed that habitat destruction significantly reduces the incidence of evolutionarily distinct species.