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A new RNA editing tool could enhance cancer treatment

The new study found that an RNA-targeting CRISPR platform could tune immune cell metabolism without permanent genetic changes, potentially unveiling a relatively low-risk way to upgrade existing cell therapies for cancer.

STANFORD magazine —

The weather man

Climate scientist Daniel Swain, PhD ’16, studies extreme floods. And droughts. And wildfires. Then he explains them to the rest of us.

Stanford HAI —

The opportunity gap in social sector AI

Nonprofits are eager to leverage AI tools for mission-related impact. A working paper explores the untapped potential.

Biodiversity crisis in protected forests

New research shows the diversity of plant and animal life in 14 tropical reserves in Mesoamerica has plummeted since 1990 as roads and cattle ranches have expanded into protected areas.

Stanford Report —

How technology is reinventing education

Stanford Graduate School of Education Dean Dan Schwartz and other education scholars weigh in on what's next for some of the technology trends taking center stage in the classroom.

Stanford Report —

Mehran Sahami on AI and safeguarding society

The computer scientist talks about the issues he’s paying attention to in 2024, particularly how to respond to the risks and opportunities of AI.

Stanford Engineering —

Baby babble and AI

The science of how children learn language and use it to understand the world could help large language models do a better job of interpreting the intentions behind words.

Earthworm invasion

Analysis reveals imported earthworm species have colonized large swaths of North America, and represent a largely overlooked threat to native ecosystems. The researchers warn of the need to better understand and manage the invaders in our midst.

Resting boosts performance of lithium metal batteries

Lithium metal batteries could double the range of electric vehicles, but current batteries degrade quickly during operation. Stanford researchers have discovered that you can improve the battery’s cycle life simply by letting it rest for several hours in the discharged state.