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2009-02-05 08:00:00

Pediatrician, Advocate for Children's Health Suggests Next Steps for Congress and President Obama (including Video and Podcast interviews) PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Video and podcast links below - Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed legislation to expand the number of uninsured children who qualify for SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The passage of SCHIP extends health care insurance to four million more children, yet seven million children remain...

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2009-02-05 07:15:00

Sometimes cancer grows back, even after a patient undergoes radiation treatment, and U.S. researchers are now reporting that they understand why. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine said a specialized type of cell known as a cancer stem cell has a protective mechanism that keeps radiation from damaging the DNA and proteins inside the cell. With this knowledge, scientists believe that if they jam the protective mechanism, they think they can make cancer treatments work...

2009-02-03 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stanford Financial Group was saddened to learn that Brigadier General (Ret.) David "Bull" Baker, decorated United States Air Force veteran and Director of National Security Research in Stanford's Policy Research Group, passed away on Friday, January 30. Gen. Baker was 62. A leader in cutting-edge technology and aerospace/defense issues, General Baker specialized in the aerospace and defense sector, geopolitical impacts on financial markets,...

2009-01-31 19:06:48

Jrue Holiday, Darren Collison and Alfred Aboya each scored 15 points Saturday to lead 18th-ranked UCLA to a 97-63 win over Stanford. Holiday and Aboya each added six rebounds for the Bruins (17-4, 7-2 Pac-10), who have won three of their past four games. Michael Roll had 12 points and Josh Shipp 11. Anthony Goods led Stanford (13-6, 3-6) with 15 points and five rebounds. Landry Fields added nine points and five rebounds for the Cardinal, who have lost three straight. UCLA led 43-34 early in...

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2009-01-31 11:40:00

Storing information in electron waves Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990. How small is the writing? The letters in the words are assembled from subatomic sized bits as small as 0.3 nanometers, or roughly one third of a billionth of a meter. The researchers encoded the letters "S" and "U" (as in Stanford University) within the interference patterns formed by quantum...

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2009-01-22 15:48:37

Engineers at Purdue and Stanford universities have created stretchable electrodes to study how cardiac muscle cells, neurons and other cells react to mechanical stresses from heart attacks, traumatic brain injuries and other diseases. The devices are made by injecting a liquid alloy made of indium and gallium into thin microchannels between two sheets of a plastic polymer, said Babak Ziaie, a Purdue associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Cell cultures are grown on top of...

2009-01-17 21:49:21

Lawrence Hill scored 25 points Saturday to lead the Stanford Cardinal to a 76-69 victory over the 23rd-ranked ranked California Golden Bears. Anthony Goods added 19 points and Landry Fields 15 for the Cardinal (12-3, 2-3 Pac-10), who ended a two-game losing streak. Jamal Boykin had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Golden Bears (15-3, 4-1), who had won nine in a row. Theo Robertson added 17 points and eight rebounds and Jerome Randle had 13 points and seven assists. Patrick...

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2009-01-14 13:07:31

Stanford University announced on Monday it plans to establish a $100 million research institute with the sole purpose of studying energy related issues. At a press conference on Monday, Stanford President John Hennessy told the audience that the university had received $90 million of the donations from two families. The money will be used to enable the hiring of faculty and support new graduate students. More than $30 million will be spent annually to fund research. "Universities such as...

2009-01-08 14:25:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) and Stanford Financial Group announced that FedExCup Runner-Up Camilo Villegas has increased his commitment to Eagles for St. Jude with a pledge to match Singh's donation of $5,000 to St. Jude for every eagle he cards on the 2009 PGA TOUR. Eagles for St. Jude is a powerful program that has united Villegas, FedExCup Champion Vijay Singh and rising LPGA star Morgan Pressel, along with the Golf Channel and the...

2009-01-07 11:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The surgical lights are on, the operating-room cameras rolling. Action is under way in the West Coast's most advanced pediatric surgery center, at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090107/AQW023) The seven new operating rooms, which opened in December, provide the latest in imaging and communication technologies, allowing surgeons to operate with unprecedented precision, speed...


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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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