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2009-10-18 12:55:56

Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the body's immune system, are responsible for disposing of dying cells. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified one pathway in this important process in mice that, if disrupted, causes a lupuslike autoimmune disease. The findings could lead to both a better understanding of the cause of lupus in humans and potential drug treatments for the disorder, which affects an estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States. "Just like...

2009-10-15 11:52:13

Patients reporting new low-back pain are more likely to undergo surgery if treated in an area with a higher-than-average concentration of magnetic resonance imaging machines, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. This may be bad news for patients, since previous studies have found that increased surgery rates don't improve patient outcomes. "The worry is that many people will not benefit from the surgery, so heading in this direction is concerning," said...

2009-10-14 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with Silicon Valley-based Life Sciences Angels and with the support of the Stanford Medical and Law Schools, will host a forum presenting some of the most transformational early stage ventures led by women. The 30 companies and CEOs selected are highly qualified, serve large and rapidly growing markets and offer a wide range of opportunities within the sector including drug platforms, devices,...

2009-09-13 18:19:33

Jiyai Shin captured her third title of the year Sunday, winning the LPGA Arkansas Championship in a playoff. The 21-year-old Korean star birdied the second extra hole, sinking a 10-foot putt, to defeat Sun Young Yoo and Angela Stanford after the three had finished regulation play at 9-under-par 204. Shin shot a 7-under 64, Yoo had a 68 and Stanford a 69 in the final round. The win was Shin's sixth on the tour. I still can't believe it, Shin said after her win. My goal was just a top 10. Shin...

2009-09-07 14:28:11

Globs of human fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin cells most often used by researchers, according to a new study from Stanford's School of Medicine. "We've identified a great natural resource," said Stanford surgery professor and co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has called the readily available liposuction leftovers "liquid gold."...

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2009-09-04 08:45:00

Stanford scientists' open-source camera could change photography by giving programmers anywhere the power to change camera features and create new possibilities. Stanford photo scientists are out to reinvent digital photography with the introduction of an open-source digital camera, which will give programmers around the world the chance to create software that will teach cameras new tricks. If the technology catches on, camera performance will be no longer be limited by the software that...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WiSpry, Inc., the leader in programmable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced that Jeffrey Hilbert will be featured at the 7th annual AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to be held July 28-30, 2009 in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Hilbert will join other key technology executives and experts on a Wireless CEO Showcase panel aimed at identifying emerging trends, building high-level relationships and...

2009-07-23 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- emTRAiN, Inc., the innovative leader in delivering on-demand, online HR compliance training and learning management systems, today announced that CEO and founder Janine Yancey will showcase the company's multi-media web-based corporate compliance training system at the 7th AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford. Yancey will present an overview demonstration of emTRAiN's LMS Dashboard and compliance e-learning catalog as part of the CEO Showcase...

2009-07-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Correlix, a leader in inter-party latency management for trade execution and market data in real-time, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Correlix was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and...

2009-07-13 13:34:37

 Going out like a brilliant flame is one way to get attention. If physicians could watch tumor cells committing a form of programmed suicide called apoptosis, a desired effect of workhorse cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they could more quickly pick the most effective treatment. Now scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a way to do just that, by lighting up cells as they die.Apoptosis is a carefully orchestrated sequence of...


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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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