Category: Research news

The Taubes

Tad and Dianne Taube commit $6 million for pediatric cancer research

by Stanford Medicine on May 2, 2019 2:47 pm
Philanthropists TAD and DIANNE TAUBE have committed $6 million to the School of Medicine to establish the Taube Initiative in Pediatric Cancer Research, which will further the development of innovative therapies to improve the cure rates for childhood cancer. The gift will accelerate the work of researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard… Read more Tad and Dianne Taube commit $6 million for pediatric cancer research
Etchemendy and Li

How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

by John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li on March 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Stanford’s new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has lofty ambitions. It aims to fundamentally change the field of AI by integrating a wide range of disciplines and prioritizing true diversity of thought. But it turns out that the origins of the institute are somewhat more humble. As institute leaders JOHN ETCHEMENDY and FEI-FEI LI… Read more How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Yonatan Winetraub

Biophysics graduate student Yonatan Winetraub shoots for the moon

by Nathan Collins on March 7, 2019 3:25 pm
YONATAN WINETRAUB, a graduate student in biophysics, had seen a few rocket launches before, but this time he had a special vantage point. For this one, he stood on the launch site at Cape Canaveral. An organization he co-founded as a master’s student was about to launch a spacecraft headed for the moon. “It was… Read more Biophysics graduate student Yonatan Winetraub shoots for the moon
Andrew Huberman

Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience

by Jennifer Huber on March 5, 2019 2:36 pm
Neurobiology professor ANDREW HUBERMAN has set out to educate the public about exciting discoveries in neuroscience using Instagram. Huberman’s sights are high: he pledged to post on Instagram one-minute educational videos about neuroscience an average of five times per week for an entire year. His efforts have garnered about 8,000 followers so far. Many come… Read more Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience
Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research

by Nathan Collins on November 27, 2018 3:56 pm
  MARK CULLEN, professor of medicine and senior associate dean of research in the School of Medicine, has been named senior associate vice provost for research. In the new role, Cullen will advise Dean of Research and Vice Provost KAM MOLER on university-wide research policy and compliance issues as well as develop strategy for the… Read more Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research
John Adler

Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur

by Stacey Paris McCutcheon on November 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, recently profiled JOHN ADLER, a neurosurgeon and innovator whose desire to help patients has led him down an entrepreneurial path multiple times. Speaking recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture, an event co-sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Adler said that bringing new medical technologies from an idea… Read more Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur
Glade Dlott

Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2018 2:36 pm
In only a handful of soil, you hold thousands – or even tens of thousands – of different kinds of bacteria and fungi. These microbes break down waste, help nutrients cycle through ecosystems and serve as food sources for other microscopic soil dwellers, like protists, mites and nematodes. Although we are certain that microbes in… Read more Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas

by Nathan Collins on September 26, 2018 2:05 pm
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has chosen four new projects for its second round of Big Ideas initiatives, which fund major interdisciplinary research initiatives aimed at driving the next breakthroughs in brain science. Big Ideas was conceived in 2013, after WILLIAM NEWSOME, professor of neurobiology and the Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Neurosciences Institute,… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas
Rafael Pelayo

Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist

by Jennifer Huber on September 25, 2018 2:42 pm
The medical evidence is clear — teens are suffering physical and mental health problems due to chronic sleep deprivation. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting classes at all middle and high schools at 8:30 a.m. or later. “We’ve known for decades that teenagers are not getting enough sleep,” said RAFAEL PELAYO, a clinical professor… Read more Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist
Manisha Desai

Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies

by Stanford School of Medicine on September 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Researchers at the School of Medicine and collaborators at two other institutions will investigate tobacco policies and evaluate their effects on health across the United States. Stanford, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis jointly received a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of an effort to reduce… Read more Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies