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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,...

2012-04-18 21:24:56

Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, an expert in the treatment of suicidal behaviors, personality disorders — including eating disorders — and other complex mental disorders, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry. The award was established in honor of Dr. Stuart Yudofsky, professor and chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, who was also its first recipient. Each year,...

2012-04-17 10:19:17

A once-a-day pill to help prevent HIV infection could significantly reduce the spread of AIDS, but only makes economic sense if used in select, high-risk groups, Stanford University researchers conclude in a new study. The researchers looked at the cost-effectiveness of the combination drug tenofovir-emtricitabine, which was found in a landmark 2010 trial to reduce an individual's risk of HIV infection by 44 percent when taken daily. Patients who were particularly faithful about taking the...

2012-04-16 11:05:22

Like special-forces troops laser-tagging targets for a bomber pilot, tiny particles that can be imaged three different ways at once have enabled Stanford University School of Medicine scientists to remove brain tumors from mice with unprecedented accuracy. In a study to be published online April 15 in Nature Medicine, a team led by Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor and chair of radiology, showed that the minuscule nanoparticles engineered in his lab homed in on and highlighted brain tumors,...

2012-03-30 23:00:35

Nike Camp Director and the Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at Stanford University Edrick Floreal has been named to Team USA's coaching staff for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Floreal will coach the men's jumps as a member of the coaching staff under Men's Head Coach Andrew Valmon. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Floreal began his career at Stanford coaching the jumpers and continues to provide guidance to that group after being named the director...

2012-03-21 15:40:17

Positive identification of plasmons in nano particles could open new engineering possibilities at the nanoscale The physical phenomenon of plasmon resonances in small metal particles has been used for centuries. They are visible in the vibrant hues of the great stained-glass windows of the world. More recently, plasmon resonances have been used by engineers to develop new, light-activated cancer treatments and to enhance light absorption in photovoltaics and photocatalysis. "The...


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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