The National Institutes of Health awarded over $17 million to eight Stanford scientists on Sunday. The grant will enable the recipients to pursue major, groundbreaking… Continue Reading »
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Oyekunle Olukotun, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Pervasive Parallelism Laboratory, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
James Watson, Francis Crick, Linus Pauling and Rosalind Franklin are staple figures of biology textbooks today, but their names also appear frequently in the professional repertoires of two Stanford genetics professors, husband and wife Leonard “Len” and Leonore “Lee” Herzenberg. The pair met at Brooklyn College in 1952, when Len was a senior and Lee was a freshman. Lee needed an analytic geometry tutor, and a mutual friend introduced her to Len, who tutored high school students at the time. Their friendship blossomed into a relationship, and an engagement came soon thereafter. While their parents expressed concern about the marriage because of the pair’s youth and many remaining years of schooling, Len and Lee fully believed in the connection they shared and were determined to maintain it.
On Jan. 12, the Stanford biodesign program and the Stanford School of Medicine signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This memorandum gives both organizations a foundation that allows future collaboration on projects, such as working to improve the regulatory process for innovations in medical technology.
Critics of a study published last December by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) — which concluded that the state of California has underfunded pensions for government employees anywhere between $142.6 billion and $498 billion — have recently questioned the academic integrity of SIEPR, accusing the nonpartisan economic research organization of being partial to corporate sponsors.
Researchers at the School of Medicine found in a recent study that childless men suffer a higher mortality rate due to greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Childless men in the study were at a 17 percent greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than men who had fathered children.