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2013-10-22 12:10:02

In a feat of modern-day alchemy with huge potential for regenerative medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine liposuction into liver cells. The advance is described in a study to be published Oct. 21 in Cell Transplantation. The scientists performed their experiments in mice, but the adipose stem cells they used came from human liposuction aspirates and became human, liver-like cells that...

2013-10-16 23:03:51

Giving season media initiative captures philanthropists’ perspectives on adapting their giving to achieve greater, measurable impact. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 The Bridgespan Group and Stanford Social Innovation Review today announced the launch of their joint Giving that Gets Results series, an 8-week online offering of blogs, Q&A’s, webinars and videos published on ssireview.org that will feature some of the best thinking on philanthropy adapted for uncertain times....

Carbon Nanotube Computer Could One Day Replace Modern Computers
2013-09-26 04:50:46

redOrbit Staff & Stanford Reports - Your Universe Online Stanford engineers have built the world’s first carbon nanotube computer, validating the concept of carbon nanotubes as a potential replacement for the conventional silicon chips used in modern electronic devices. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are semiconductor material comprised of tens of thousands of tiny tube-like structures that can fit inside a human hair. The technology has the potential to launch a new generation of...

2013-09-24 09:47:31

A better understanding of the conductive properties of flexible semiconductors will aid in the development of bendable electronics Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend. Flexible electronics could spawn new products: clothing wired to cool or heat, reading tablets that could fold like newspaper, and so on. Alas, electronic components such as chips, displays and wires are generally made from metals...

2013-09-19 23:34:02

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, NCAA, and Soccer updates from 4,000 media sources and 3,000 players for iPad and iPad Mini developed by Murphy Ave. Inc Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 *Download Beyond the Box 2.0 for iPad + iPad Mini* Beyond the Box, developed by Murphy Ave. Inc and built at Stanford StartX, is a popular sports news reader app exclusively on iPad and iPad Mini that brings fans real-time coverage of their favorite teams and players to one centralized timeline. With...


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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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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