Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step toward building a better battery.
New research from geneticist Michael Snyder and colleagues shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.
Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required.
Researchers have found that the disclosure of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study in 1972 is correlated with increases in medical mistrust and mortality among African-American men. Their subsequent Oakland project seeks to better understand African-American wariness of medicine and health care providers.
A central tenet in neuroscience has been that the amount of brain tissue goes in one direction throughout our lives – from too much to just enough. A new study finds that in some cases the brain can add tissue as well.