Science & Technology

New source found for ultra-short bursts of light

A close relative of the laser has been confined to the lab due to its finicky nature, but a recent discovery by Stanford researchers including Alireza Marandi and Marc Jankowski may now bring the technology into a range of applications from health care to environmental science.

A chemical cloak of invisibility could reveal RNA’s secrets

Biologists do not know the purpose of about 90 percent of the RNA in living cells, in large part because RNA is so chemically unstable. A new method called RNA cloaking, developed by chemistry Professor Eric Kool and his lab, could make the molecule easier to study.

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Study shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date.