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Stanford News —

Using data science to allocate COVID-19 resources, address demographic disparities

By borrowing simple concepts from machine learning to identify disparities in COVID-19 testing, Stanford researchers helped Santa Clara County expand their door-to-door outreach in a Latinx community that was affected disproportionately by the pandemic.

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Stanford News —

AI algorithm solves structural biology challenges

Stanford researchers develop machine learning methods that accurately predict the 3D shapes of drug targets and other important biological molecules, even when only limited data is available.

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Stanford HAI —

Hospital AI tools aren’t well documented

A new study reveals medical AI tools aren’t being documented with rigor or transparency, leaving users blind to potential errors such as flawed training data and calibration drift.

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Stanford Medicine —

Study finds convalescent plasma therapy ineffective for COVID-19

Researchers from Stanford Medicine and other health care organizations detail how a treatment once considered promising did not prove effective.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

Scientists capture a ‘quantum tug’ between neighboring water molecules

The work sheds light on the web of hydrogen bonds that gives water its strange properties, which play a vital role in many chemical and biological processes.

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Stanford News —

Researchers make alkali metal-chlorine batteries rechargeable

A new type of rechargeable alkali metal-chlorine battery developed at Stanford holds six times more electricity than the commercially available rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used today.

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Scholars in Service advance solutions to social issues

Through the Scholars in Service program, faculty will advance new evidence-based solutions to address disparities made worse by COVID-19.

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Stanford Engineering —

Measuring earthquakes through the internet

New technologies that detect motion in the Earth’s crust are emerging in surprising places and reshaping our understanding of earthquakes.

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Stanford News Service —

Wildfire smoke and early births

Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012. The findings underscore the value of reducing the risk of big, extreme wildfires and suggest pregnant people should avoid very smoky air.

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Stanford News —

Molecular fossil hunter

Geomicrobiologist Paula Welander has come to see microbes as a system for grappling with complex questions about life, evolution and ancient Earth.

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