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Stanford Graduate School of Education —

National study of high school students’ digital skills paints worrying portrait, Stanford researchers say

Researchers charged 3,446 American students with vetting news stories and other digital content. Students tried, mostly in vain, to find truth.

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Stanford Medicine —

With herd immunity elusive, vaccination best defense against COVID-19, Stanford epidemiologist says

Epidemiology expert Julie Parsonnet warns that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has probably made herd immunity unattainable, which makes vaccination all the more important for personal health.

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Stanford Medicine —

COVID-19 symptoms linger for months in majority of hospitalized patients, Stanford study finds

More than 70 percent of COVID-19 patients in studies – most of whom were hospitalized – reported 84 different symptoms and signs months after they became ill.

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Stanford News —

Algorithm to compare cells across species

Researchers created an algorithm to identify similar cell types from species – including fish, mice, flatworms and sponges – that have diverged for hundreds of millions of years, which could help fill in gaps in our understanding of evolution.

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Stanford News —

Environmental learning in unexpected places

A wide range of organizations focused on areas as seemingly disparate as social justice, religion and the arts play important roles in helping people understand and act on environmental issues. Stanford environmental experts discuss their analysis of nearly 1,000 such organizations in the San Francisco Bay.

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Stanford Medicine —

COVID-19 hospitalizations among children likely overcounted, researchers find

Children being treated in hospitals are tested for SARS-CoV-2, but many who test positive never develop COVID-19 symptoms, leading to overestimates of disease severity, a study found.

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Stanford Law School —

How diverse inhabitants’ competing demands built federal law in the early West

A new book by Stanford Law School legal historian Gregory Ablavsky shows how imposing federal jurisdiction on a contested continent to create the United States was riven by contradictions that have plagued us since.

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Stanford News —

Airborne radar reveals groundwater beneath glacier

Researchers have detected groundwater beneath a glacier in Greenland for the first time using airborne radar data. If applicable to other glaciers and ice sheets, the technique could allow for more accurate predictions of future sea-level rise.

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Stanford News —

‘Gecko gripper’ tested aboard International Space Station

A robotic gripper, developed by Stanford engineers, was tested aboard the ISS. Equipped with grippy but not sticky gecko-inspired adhesives, the gripper could be particularly well-suited for tasks such as collecting debris and servicing satellites.

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Stanford News —

Games as therapy for people with language loss

Graduate student and game designer, Kathryn Hymes, joined speech pathologists, fellow designers and people with aphasia – a disorder affecting communication – to develop three games that support language recovery and social engagement.

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