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Stanford News —

How benign water transforms into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Chemistry Professor Richard Zare and colleagues have shown that electric charge transfer when water droplets contact solid materials can spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide, a finding with implications for cleaning and disinfection efforts.

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Stanford HAI —

Ensuring the fairness of algorithms that predict patient disease risk

Disease risk prediction models that help doctors decide which patients need treatment highlight the need to remove bias from underlying algorithms.

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Stanford Medicine —

Preparing for the viruses we’ve yet to meet

Jeffrey Glenn, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, is on a mission to de-fang COVID-19 and prepare the world for future viral threats.

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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Heaviest neutron star to date is a ‘black widow’ eating its mate

Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers have been studying black widow systems for more than a decade, hoping to discover just how large these neutron stars can grow.

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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

Black in Neuro’s Brielle Ferguson on balancing science with activism

Brielle Ferguson, co-founder of Black in Neuro, talks about her research at Stanford and her work to improve the diversity of the scientific community.

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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Mapping electric fields to help unravel how enzymes work

A probe developed by Stanford researchers reveals previously unknown structure of electric fields inside an enzyme’s active site, yielding clues to the source of enzymes’ power.

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Stanford News —

Four questions for Eric Lambin on the sand shortage

The Stanford geographer and environmental scientist discusses the sand shortage crisis and what it means for the future of the environment.

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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Crooked financial advisors can slip through regulatory cracks

SIEPR’s Colleen Honigsberg looks at how loopholes in regulatory monitoring of financial advisors allow bad actors to cheat with impunity.

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Stanford Medicine —

New clues to long COVID

People with lower levels of an antiviral antibody as well as those with lung disease take longer to clear COVID-19 symptoms, say Stanford Medicine researchers.

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Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health —

Michele Barry on preventing pandemics upstream

Michelle Barry, director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, says that epidemics are inevitable but pandemics don’t have to be.

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