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Examining potential bias in Medicare reimbursements

A SIEPR fellow gains first-ever access to data showing the inner workings of an influential committee advising Medicare and finds that bias among its members has different effects from what critics claim.

Family Weekend 2018

Some 4,000 family members visited Stanford over the weekend to roam the grounds, sample college life and, most of all, spend time with their students.

Kids see words and faces differently from adults

A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and recognize faces, a finding that could help in understanding how children learn to read.

Renaming committee seeks input from university community

Members of the Advisory Committee on Renaming Principles have drafted recommendations for how Stanford should approach the process of reconsidering the name of a building or site, including the principles involved, the procedure to be followed and the factors to be considered.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Taylor dies at 88

One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the discovery of quarks.

Tracking fishing from space

Satellite data from thousands of high seas fishing vessels over four years illuminate global fishing’s scope and pattern and hold promise for improving ocean management across the planet.

Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cells

W. E. Moerner and his lab members peer inside mammalian cells, producing intricately detailed, 3-D images of the tiny structures within and tracking molecules’ subtle movements.