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2009-05-07 17:45:00

Online Mobilization Campaign Urges Congress to Make Health Reform Work for Children STANFORD, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is joining the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) as it gears up to launch a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care reform work for children. "Our hospital is extraordinarily proud to be taking part in Speak Now for Kids," said Christopher...

2009-05-01 08:25:27

In a study featured on the cover of the May issue of The FASEB Journal, researchers describe how they are able to reprogram human adult skin cells into other cell types in order to decipher the elusive mechanisms underlying reprogramming. To demonstrate their point, they transformed human skin cells into mouse muscle cells and vice versa. This research shows that by understanding the regulation of cell specialization it may be possible to convert one cell type into another, eventually...

2009-04-21 08:55:55

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford said he was innocent of running an $8 billion Ponzi scheme, claiming he stood out as a target for regulators. As God is my witness, there is no Ponzi scheme, there was no intentional fraud, Stanford said in an interview, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. Stanford said he was not well versed in the details of the Stanford International Bank in Antigua, which Securities and Exchange Commission authorities seized in February. Authorities also seized...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

Stanford Exploration Project Selects Spansion EcoRAM Solution to Dramatically Reduce Processing Time SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that the Spansion(R) EcoRAM(TM) Solution is delivering a 60X performance improvement to the oil and gas industry for visualization and other read-intensive applications. The Stanford Exploration Project recently selected the...

2009-04-15 08:18:31

The more dots there are, the more accurate a picture you get when you connect them. A new imaging technology could give scientists the ability to simultaneously measure as many as 100 or more distinct features in or on a single cell. In a disease such as cancer, that capability would provide a much better picture of what's going on in individual tumor cells.A Stanford University School of Medicine team led by Cathy Shachaf, PhD, an instructor in microbiology and immunology, has for the first...

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2009-04-09 12:55:00

The popular online video site YouTube is partnering with several colleges and universities to become a major reservoir of college content for students, The Associated Press reported. YouTube, which is owned by Google, has spent the last few years developing relationships with universities and colleges under the banner YouTube EDU. Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Yale and UC Berkeley are among the more than 100 schools that have partnered with YouTube to make an official channel for higher learning....

2009-04-05 23:31:15

Renee Montgomery had 26 points, six assists and four steals Sunday to lead undefeated Connecticut past Stanford 83-64 and into the NCAA women's title game. The Huskies (38-0) will meet Louisville Tuesday in a battle of Big East powers for the women's championship. The Cardinals -- who beat Oklahoma 61-59 in Sunday's other Final Four contest -- have lost twice to Connecticut this season by a combined total of 67 points. Maya Moore had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies Sunday. Tina...

2009-03-31 00:24:31

Jayne Appel scored 46 points Monday to lead Stanford in a 74-53 rout over Iowa State in the NCAA Women's Berkeley (Calif.) Regional final. The 46-point total was a school record for Appel, who was named MVP of the regional tournament and led the second-seeded Cardinal (33-4) to their 20th straight win -- and into the Final Four in St. Louis Sunday against the winner of Tuesday's game between Connecticut and Arizona State. Appel shot 19-of-28 from the floor and finished with 16 rebounds, three...

2009-03-29 05:29:00

Jayne Appel scored 25 points to lead Stanford to an 84-66 win over Ohio State Saturday in the regional semifinals of the Women's NCAA Tournament. Appel, who shot 11-of-20 from the field for the second-seeded Cardinals (32-4), also grabbed 11 rebounds and was one of four players to score in double figures for Stanford. Jillian Harmon added 16 points, six assists and four steals, followed by Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude with 15 and 10 points, respectively. The third-seeded Buckeyes...

2009-03-24 23:01:00

- 66% Report Stress Levels High - 67% Say Economy Affected Their Decisions - 85% Say Financial Aid 'Very Necessary' - Stanford #1 Dream School Among Students / Harvard #1 Among Parents NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance / rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to a Princeton Review survey of 12,715 college applicants and 3,007 parents of applicants,...


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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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