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2014-03-11 08:31:46

PHOENIX, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on early testing, the future looks bright for the creation of a technologically advanced national registry to collect data on the experience of pain sufferers and their responses to treatment, according to Stanford scientists who presented data at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). In a scientific session on Friday, Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, president of AAPM, explained how the Health Electronic...

2014-03-07 04:20:55

ASUS ZenFones and Stanford University Among Omlet's Early Adopters MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif, and AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SxSW - Omlet Chat, the world's first open mobile sharing and collaboration platform, launched today at the SxSW Accelerator competition. Also launching today is MobiSocial - the creator of Omlet and a member of the StartX incubator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs. The company's technology originated from a $10 million National Science...

2014-03-04 23:03:52

The HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of its services to breast cancer survivors with the opening of a new store February 19, at the Stanford Cancer Center. Fremont, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 The HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of its services to breast cancer survivors with the opening of a new store February 19, at the Stanford Cancer Center. The Stanford Cancer Center empowers collaboration, fosters...

2014-02-28 20:23:21

Dr. William Kuo of Stanford, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. STANFORD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. William Kuo has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140228/dc74624 The accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is given only to doctors who receive outstanding patient reviews throughout the calendar...

2014-02-20 23:21:35

Innovative online course connects participants around the world to build creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music. Stanford, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Stanford University announced today the launch of ‘Creativity: Music to My Ears,’ a free, massive open online course (MOOC) teaching creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music. Taught by Stanford Engineering Professor Tina Seelig, the course features contributions of Warner Music Group artists,...

2014-02-19 08:28:10

Designed for entertainment but may also help allay fear of the dark BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nighttime fears are extremely common in children and yet most parents are unaware. Fear of the dark is among the most frequent of those fears listed by kids. Dr. Roger S. Smith, a board certified physician and sleep doctor, announced today the release of a beautifully illustrated story that may help in a playful and adventurous way. (Photo:...

2014-02-13 12:32:40

Stanford, Princeton, University of Michigan, and UVA Darden Are Among Institutions to Offer Courses Via NovoEd's Collaborative Online Learning Environment. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NovoEd, the collaborative online social learning platform, today announced agreements with 16 institutions that span the higher education, research, and technology sectors. Through these relationships, NovoEd will provide the platform, tools, and services that enable its partners to...

2014-02-07 23:01:12

Nonprofit accelerator holds Demo Day for Fall 2013 Session Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 StartX, a nonprofit that runs an accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, introduced eight new startups and several organizational updates during its Demo Day event held last night at Box headquarters in Los Altos, CA. The program, now in its third year, announced nine startups that exited in the past 12 months.     Luma Camera (Instagram), 2013...

2014-02-03 10:45:07

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings of the brain, which consists of billions of neurons, organized into many different regions, with each region primarily responsible for different tasks. The various regions of the brain often work independently, relying on the neurons inside that...

2014-01-27 10:27:42

Researchers from Denmark and Stanford show how to produce industrial quantities of hydrogen without emitting carbon into the atmosphere University researchers from two continents have engineered an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen (H2), a compound used extensively in modern industry to manufacture fertilizer and refine crude oil into gasoline. Although hydrogen is abundant element, it is generally not found as the pure gas H2but is...


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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