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2012-06-06 10:37:04

A specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder. The antioxidant, called PharmaNAC, contains pharmaceutical-grade N-acetylcysteine and is specially-packed to preserve its potency. PharmaNAC lowered irritability in children with autism as well as reduced the children's repetitive behaviors....

2012-05-29 23:00:04

Vergence Labs, a current company in the Stanford start-up accelerator, StartX -- launched by a Stanford engineer and UCLA NUS MBA, is creating glasses with a computer inside, allowing the wearer to record 1st person video from the point of view of their own eyes, then stream that video onto the social web or into to apps on mobile devices, like the iPad. Find them trending on kickstarter. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Imagine if your eyewear had a computer inside. What if your...

2012-05-27 23:00:24

The risk of a child born today suffering an early death due to nuclear war is at least 10%, according to a notable Stanford professor. To help Americans prepare for the worst, the U.S. Gold Bureau and Wise Food Storage Company have teamed up to offer a line of emergency survival products that include long-term foods, survival gear and gold and silver currency. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 The United States Gold Bureau has partnered with Wise Food Storage Company, an official sponsor of...

2012-05-25 10:29:30

As the Supreme Court considers whether to further limit sentences given to juveniles, new research by Stanford psychologists shows how an offender's race shifts people's support for severe punishment. When it comes to holding children accountable for crimes they commit, race matters. According to a new study by Stanford psychologists, if people imagine a juvenile offender to be black, they are more willing to hand down harsher sentences to all juveniles. "These results highlight the...

Prosthesis Could Restore Sight To Those With Degenerative Eye Disorders
2012-05-14 04:31:37

Patients who have lost their sight due to some degenerative eye conditions may someday have their vision restored thanks to a new device developed by experts at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The unit, announced by Stanford on Sunday, is a type of retinal prosthesis that uses miniature cells similar to solar panels, which are surgically installed underneath the retina, along with a special pair of camera-equipped goggles and a pocket computer which processes the information...

2012-05-08 09:43:38

The cells that slough off from a cancerous tumor into the bloodstream are a genetically diverse bunch, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found. Some have genes turned on that give them the potential to lodge themselves in new places, helping a cancer spread between organs. Others have completely different patterns of gene expression and might be more benign, or less likely to survive in a new tissue. Some cells may even express genes that could predict their response to...

America's Clean Energy Policies Need A Reality Check, Say Stanford Researchers
2012-05-02 07:17:03

America's approach to clean energy needs to be reformed if it is to meaningfully affect energy security or the environment, according to two new articles by Stanford writers. The debate over how to fundamentally change the world's massive energy system comes amid taxpayers' $500 million tab for the bankruptcy of Fremont, Calif., solar company Solyndra, the global recession, government budget cuts and plunging U.S. prices for natural gas. Making the change cost-effectively will be crucial,...


Latest STANFORD Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 07:52:59

Symbol: VEST4 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Verrucaria Schrad. – wart lichen Species   Verrucaria stanfordii Herre – Stanford's wart lichen

2012-06-14 08:38:16

Symbol: TOST2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   HYST6 Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A.J.E. Sm. & H. Whitehouse Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus  ...

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2012-06-14 12:30:33

Symbol: POPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEBI4 Persicaria bicornis (Raf.) Nieuwl.   PELO7 Persicaria longistyla (Small) Small   PEMI9 Persicaria mississippiensis (Stanford) Small   PEPE19 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small   PEPED Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small var. dura (Stanford) C.F. Reed   POBI11...

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2012-06-14 12:31:12

Symbol: POHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    I PR    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEHY7 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small   PEHYB Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. breviciliata (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYE Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. euronotora (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYO Persicaria hydropiperoides...

2012-06-14 13:10:33

Symbol: PHHER2 Group: Dicot Family: Solanaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: PhysalisheterophyllaNees var.rowelliiStanford distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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