Stanford researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease. In just over a month of development, their algorithm outperformed expert radiologists at diagnosing pneumonia.
Stanford creates opportunities for meaningful engagement with the arts for students and the university community by inviting over 100 artists each year to campus to create, perform and discuss their work.
As the world continues to burn 100 million barrels of oil a day – a rate that is expected to continue for the next 50 years – Stanford Earth researchers are developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases.
An international research team reports that the increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has resumed after a 3-year respite and may increase again next year. Despite the findings, improved energy efficiency and a booming renewables market provide signs of hope.
As events continue to unfold regarding federal immigration policy, a website has been created where Stanford leaders summarize the principles of the university’s support for international and undocumented community members. Also found on the site are links to resources for the Stanford community.
Federal regulators have indicated they may open some marine national monuments to commercial fishing. Researchers who have studied these and adjacent areas discuss their value and the potential impacts of a change in protected status.
At Stanford, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education is dedicated to enhancing the health and safety of students by empowering them to make healthy choices around alcohol consumption. This year, the office is studying ways to expand programs.
Stanford is among the U.S. universities included in a new report by the Association of American Universities summarizing campus initiatives to combat sexual violence. The report presents an opportunity to learn from others, Provost Persis Drell says.