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2014-09-03 08:34:49

First two courses in program launch on September 1, 2014. STANFORD, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two world-renowned schools - the Stanford School of Medicine and the Stanford School of Engineering - have joined forces to create their first online professional certificate program. The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate combines Stanford's expertise in medicine, technology and online learning to offer a world class education in genetics and genomics online....

brain changes mathematics
2014-08-19 03:30:41

Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why. Now, new brain-imaging research gives the first evidence drawn from a longitudinal study to explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts. A precisely orchestrated group of brain changes, many...

The doctor takes from the child blood.
2014-07-14 05:29:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed an inexpensive and portable new device that uses nanotechnology to diagnose type-1 diabetes – a breakthrough they claim could improve patient care worldwide and help medical experts better understand the condition. The inventors, who detailed their work Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine, explain that the purpose of their new handheld microchip is to...

2014-07-08 08:31:30

- Company's Scientific Advisory Board Will Be Comprised of a Diverse Range of Experts with an Emphasis on Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has appointed Nobel Laureate Roger Kornberg to Chair the...

2013-07-24 12:19:19

Students who had their genome tested as part of a groundbreaking medical school course on personalized medicine improved their knowledge of the class materials by an average of 31 percent compared with those who didn't undergo the testing, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. While the sample size was small — 23 students sent their saliva to a commercial genetics testing company; eight did not — the results...


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