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This organic robot could save lives

Stanford University researchers created this vine-like robot that can move around by ‘growing’ and shrinking.<p>Inspired by natural organisms like fungi, this polyethylene robot can grow up to 72 meters long and move at 35 km/h just by inflating and deflating its limbs.<p>It can lift a 100 kg crate, …

Robotics

Persistence and passion can make women game-changers in global health

In many ways, the career of Patricia Garcia, MD, PhD, Peru’s former Minister of Health, embodies what it takes for women to advance and bring about …

Public Health

Stanford sodium-based battery could be more cost-effective than lithium

The quest for the best battery is of vital importance as the world transitions to renewable energy. Now a Stanford University-led team has designed …

Batteries

Research on Design Thinking

There are a number of individuals and labs that study design thinking as part of their overall research agenda. Many of these researchers have taught …

Design Thinking

How to improve care for sexual and gender minorities

No one with health concerns should have to worry about receiving inequitable care because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But studies …

Health Care

The power of learning by experience as a clerkship student

It’s a common scenario on rotations: You, as a medical student, have seen your patient and shared your assessment and plan with your attending …

Medicine

Apply now for JSK Fellowships Class of 2019

The application period for the John S. Knight Fellowships Class of 2019 is now open through Dec. 4, 2017.<p>The JSK Journalism Fellowships supports …

Journalism

William F. Sharpe

Interviews and Lectures<p>Video: Meeting of Laureates in Economic Sciences, 2004<p>Video: American Finance Association<p>Audio: Part 1, ProMoney Talk, …

Valuation

If only the bond and the stock can be traded, how can one attain points on the line outside the range encompassed by these two securities? Simple. …

Purpose

The choices we make define the quality of our lives as well as that of future generations. In response to changing environments, organisms ranging …

#MeToo

“What do you think of this ‘me too’ thing on Facebook?” my best friend texted me on Sunday afternoon. I didn’t know what she was referring to at the …

Chabad House relocation campaign gets $1.3 million boost from alum

The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford’s Chabad House got a boost late this past summer when alum Tad Taube ’53 M.S. ’57 donated $1.3 …

Student Journalism

New Stanford study takes steps toward integrating brain imaging into psychiatric care | Scope Blog

Leanne Williams, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, envisions a time when a clinician can order a brain scan to help …

The Brain

“Cancer will always be with me”: How one patient lives with her diagnosis

Last week, as part of our series honoring Women’s Cancer Awareness Months, we told the story of ovarian cancer survivor Molly Jarret<i>.</i> In the second …

Cancer

Study estimates the scale and growth potential of heat-not-burn cigarettes

Heat-not-burn products are taking off in markets they’ve been introduced into around the world [and] there is also clearly a demand for “safer” …

Public Health

Promoting joy in medicine: Dean Lloyd Minor and fellow leaders offer insights

Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, vividly recalls when he first realized the full scope of physician burnout. It was five years ago, the fall of 2012, and he had …

Health Care

Paid Program: Battle of Intelligence

Since around the turn of the century, new approaches to software and better computational power allow machines to learn independently. These approaches include creating a synthetic “brain” from a large network of connected computers, in which each machine acts like a neuron, processing nonlinear …

Machine Learning

Women leadership in global health benefits everyone, conference goers are reminded

Just six weeks ago, Jim Yong Kim, MD, president of the World Bank, tweeted out a photo of top leaders of the World Health Organization – a group of …

Peter Piot

The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

This talk is part of the NLP Seminar Series.<p>Neural Semantic Parsing with Type Constraints<p><b>Jayant Krishnamurthy</b>, <i>Semantic Machines</i><br>Date: 11:00am - …

Machine Learning

Movile (B): Building New Venture Opportunities

By<p>George Foster, Peter Ziebelman, Jessica Morgan<p>2015|Case No.E539B| Length 9 pgs.<p>The (B) case explained how Movile expanded their business, moving …

Business School

Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers

Minal Patel, a 26-year-old Packard Children’s patient, has always wanted to become a physician. When her cancer relapsed, her doctors and nurses …

Health Care

Stanford experts on LIGO’s binary neutron star milestone | Stanford News

On August 17, 2017, the two detectors of Advanced LIGO, along with VIRGO, zeroed in on what appeared to be gravitational waves emanating from a pair …

Physics

Formerly conjoined twins star in broadcast special

Ten months ago, when conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval were separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, their doctors and family …

What can financial crises teach us about medicine? Timothy Geithner explains

There’s a moment in the book <i>Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises</i> when Timothy Geithner describes what it felt like to be at the center of the …

Stanford chemists produce chemical — originally from marine creature — needed for new drugs | Scope Blog

One person’s weed is another’s flower. A good example of this is spiral-tufted bryozoan, an invasive marine organism that fouls up marine …

Medicine

Finding Fibonacci

In 2001, Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the 13th-century mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly …

Mathematics

A Nobel moment in memory of the late Kenneth Arrow

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Department of Economics recently sponsored an academic tribute to the late …

Cardinal Clipped by Cal

<b>BERKELEY, Calif. –</b> Frances CarstensandCorinne Zanolliwere able to add two goals to Stanford's tally, but the No. 14 Cardinal fell 4-2 to conference …

Stanford Cardinal

Stanford University Archives Launches Transcription Crowdsourcing Project

The University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe handwritten letters and documents within its …

Crowdsourcing

Hallock Hat Trick

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif. –</b> FreshmanBen Hallockposted a hat trick and seniorDrew Hollandmatched his season-high with …

Stanford Cardinal