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2014-07-18 23:04:57

A six-nation study was undertaken by Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University, in partnership with MagnifyMoney.com New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 A groundbreaking new study reveals why some people make poor financial decisions while others make sound ones. Among its compelling findings: a person’s time personality – meaning whether they are stuck in the past, living hedonistically in the present or focused solely on the future – is a better...

2014-07-17 16:25:53

Publication in Science Unveils Novel, Diverse and Separate Biological Functions That Can Be Harnessed Therapeutically to Mediate a Wide Range of Human Disease SAN DIEGO and HONG KONG, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, and its subsidiary in Hong Kong, Pangu Biopharma (aTyr), announced the discovery of a new class of human proteins with therapeutic relevance for a wide range of diseases. The findings unveiled today in a...

2014-07-15 12:28:49

-- Helping Fertility Patients and Couples Trying to Conceive LOS ALTOS, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Univfy, the pioneer in online fertility predictive analytics at www.univfy.com, launches two new programs--The Univfy IVF Success Program and Your Fertility--to expand its holistic platform for women and their partners to get on the quickest and healthiest path to having a baby. The Univfy IVF Success Program is the only online program providing personalized analyses of both in...

2014-07-11 11:03:07

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC, Stanford advance will benefit thousands of computational studies in wide range of fields Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications. The technique, reported in the July 11 issue...

Research Shows Net Energy Analysis Should Become A Standard Policy Tool
2014-06-26 03:25:53

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford University Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford University research. Net energy analysis provides a quantitative way to compare the amount of energy a technology produces over its lifetime with the energy required to build and maintain it. The technique can complement conventional energy planning, which often focuses on minimizing the financial cost of...

2014-05-30 23:08:32

Stanford University OTL TechFinder adds Visible Legacy widgets to help users explore breaking discoveries and find a fit faster Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The "TechFinder" Technology Transfer Portal offered by the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) now features embedded widgets from Visible Legacy. Designed to facilitate the transfer of research into solutions, the widgets visually map the connections between projects, researchers, patents and publications,...

2014-05-30 16:23:21

STANFORD, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing....

Surprising Similarities In The Way Immune System Defenders Bind To Disease-causing Invaders
2014-05-27 03:50:47

By Glenn Roberts Jr., Stanford University A study led by researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine reveals how T cells, the immune system's foot soldiers, respond to an enormous number of potential health threats. X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, combined with Stanford biological studies and computational analysis, revealed remarkable similarities in the structure of binding sites, which allow a given T cell to recognize many...

2014-05-22 23:01:20

San Francisco bay area businesses and individuals who support Pathways Hospice care are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament. The tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Pathways Hospice 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament recently announced the community sponsors and schedule for its premier golf tournament. The 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament will...

2014-05-02 23:01:58

Inaugural StartX Med Day Draws Startups, Investors, Students, Academics, and Industry Experts Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 StartX Med, the division of StartX dedicated to medical and biotechnology entrepreneurs, launched its first ever StartX Med Day on Thursday. The one day event drew close to 150 medical and biotechnology influencers and 45 startups from the San Francisco Bay Area to share business, research, and investment insights. Held at the new StartX headquarters next to...


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