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Study reveals immune driver of brain aging

Scientists have identified a key factor in mental aging and shown that it might be prevented or reversed by fixing a glitch in the immune system’s front-line soldiers.

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How to promote vaccination in a polarized country

COVID-19 vaccination rates must reach 80 percent to achieve herd immunity, but only about 60 percent of Americans are willing to be vaccinated, according to the Pew Research Center. Stanford physician and economist Kevin Schulman suggests marketing tactics to boost compliance.

What’s a virus?

A virus called SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the globe. But what is a virus?

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High-risk, high-reward grants awarded to four Stanford researchers

Annelise Barron, Peter Kim, Siddhartha Jaiswal and Keren Haroush will receive grants totaling $10 million to fund their investigations. The awards support risky efforts that could potentially have a big impact in the biomedical sciences.