Scientists from Stanford, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have identified a new catalyst that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide to methanol at lower pressures and with fewer carbon monoxide byproducts.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Allison Okamura M.S. ’96 Ph.D. ’00 is the director of the Center for Design Research’s Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab. As robot-assisted surgery continues to grow in popularity, The Daily sat down with Okamura to discuss her work and its implementation.
Stanford researchers have identified an elastic-like protein matrix called spectrin that increases the stability of nerves that sense touch.
A team of Stanford researchers recently found that smaller amounts of a particular protein are necessary to prevent cystic fibrosis than had been previously believed, in a research effort that also produced a new and more effective sweat test for measuring patients’ protein levels.
The research team—led by Livia Eberlin, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry, and Richard Zare, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Eberlin’s advisor—employed mass spectrometry… Continue Reading »
Stanford will collaborate with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to lead a new Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics starting this spring, in an initiative backed by a $40 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Researchers at the School of Medicine’s Nadeau Lab and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital have found that peanut-allergic patients who have undergone desensitization treatment have altered DNA methylation levels, offering the potential to use those levels as markers for patients undergoing other allergy therapies.