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Stanford Law School —

Responding to China’s state capitalism

Research by Stanford Law School’s Curtis Milhaupt sheds light on the complex challenges China’s distinct form of capitalism presents for the U.S.

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Stanford News —

Giant friction experiment at Kīlauea volcano

A new analysis of the 2018 collapse of Kīlauea volcano’s caldera helps to confirm the reigning scientific paradigm for how friction works on earthquake faults. The model quantifies the conditions necessary to initiate the kind of caldera collapse that sustains big, damaging eruptions of basaltic volcanoes like Kīlauea and could help to inform forecasting and mitigation.

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Undergraduates get a taste of Stanford Earth research

This summer, 19 undergraduate students are participating in faculty research projects through the Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research program.

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Stanford News Service —

First detection of light from behind a black hole

Fulfilling a prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, researchers report the first-ever recordings of X-ray emissions from the far side of a black hole.

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Stanford Medicine —

Genetics could explain why some people get severe COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers and others discovered 13 genetic signatures that are closely linked to an increased risk for severe COVID-19.

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Stanford News —

New tool drastically speeds up the study of enzymes

A new tool that enables thousands of tiny experiments to run simultaneously on a single polymer chip will let scientists study enzymes faster and more comprehensively than ever before.

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Stanford News —

Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance

A scientific research and technology partnership, led by Stanford and engaging five other public and private universities and institutes, will explore peak human performance with the goal of transforming human health on a global scale. The Alliance will be directed by Stanford bioengineer Scott Delp.

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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

Skilled actions snap cerebellar circuits into sharp synchrony

A dramatic shift in brain activity may act as a neural “conductor” to orchestrate the precise timing of skilled movements, according to research by Mark Schnitzer’s group at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

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Stanford News Service —

Bubbles pop like blooming flowers, new study finds

Researchers at Stanford and the University of Naples studying how bubbles form and eventually burst use high-speed cameras and analytical modeling to reveal a new popping process.

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Stanford News —

What’s next for Afghanistan?

In a Q&A, Stanford historian Robert Crews discusses the political challenges that remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its troops following two decades of conflict.

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