Research

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Using ultrasound to release drug

Stanford researchers used focused ultrasound to pry molecules of an anesthetic loose from nanoparticles. The drug’s release modified activity in brain regions targeted by the ultrasound beam.

Beyond the classroom

Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.

Tackling concussion

Stanford researchers are working together to better understand what causes concussions, how to diagnose and treat them and, perhaps most important, how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

A fresh perspective can change everything

Some of the most important discoveries come not from plowing ahead, but instead from stepping back to gain a fresh perspective, whether that means revisiting old assumptions or seeking a new lens outside one’s academic field.

Is our universe one of many?

This five-part series tells the story of how theoretical physicists at Stanford helped develop the String Theory Landscape – and in the process sparked a fierce and still ongoing debate about what science is and what it should be.

Head and neck positioning affects concussion risk

The way our head and neck are positioned during a head-on impact may significantly affect the risk of concussion – but tensed up neck muscles seem to offer far less protection.

Teaching biology in the bush

Stanford students are traveling through Africa to learn effective mentoring and field techniques, on an expedition designed to provide new perspectives on ethical ecotourism, the applications of novel technology and defining meaningful collaborations in developing countries.