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2014-08-18 23:07:22

Stanford Professor Brings Powerful Research from Lab to Marketplace Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Nirmidas Biotech, Inc., a diagnostic research technology company, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed round funding to commercialize its fluorescence enhancing plasmonic gold technology, called “pGOLD.” The technology platform, which significantly boosts the ability to detect disease biomarkers, is based on nearly a decade of research at Stanford University and is...

2014-08-17 23:02:39

Dr. Christian Athanassious, a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training from Stanford University in spine surgery, has recently joined the Total Spine Health Program at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics in Northern California. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a 10 physician medical group offering comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic care, is thrilled to welcome Christian Athanassious, MD, to its practice. Dr. Athanassious joins...

2014-08-01 10:38:59

Stanford School of Engineering New study quantifies the degree of contribution to global climate caused by slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires, and finds bigger than expected impact It has long been known that biomass burning – burning forests to create agricultural lands, burning savannah as a ritual , slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires – figures into both climate change and public health. But until the release of a new study by Stanford University Civil and...

2014-07-29 08:28:10

Backed by $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia, Data Collective, Promus and Bessemer, along with angels including Susan Wojcicki, Kurbo adapts Stanford's renowned pediatric obesity program to digital PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurbo Health today announced the launch of Kurbo, the first safe and effective program to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools. For the first time, children, teens and their parents have access to a safe,...

2014-07-23 16:31:02

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Innovation in Japan - U.S. Business and Technology Awards program has announced the programming for its fourth annual Innovation Symposium, set for Friday, July 25, 2014 at Stanford University's Arrillaga Alumni Center. The Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards, organized by the Japan Society of Northern California, showcase pioneering Japanese and Japan - U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship across a diverse range of established and emerging market...

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...


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  • A bat.
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