Stanford researchers have created a chip-sized particle accelerator smaller than a grain of salt and capable of accelerating electrons near the speed of light.
For Barres, science had been a passion throughout his life, and he was worried about the effect transitioning — changing from female to male —would have on his career.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Broad Institute have discovered the entire genome sequence of 21 threespine stickleback fish.
One Saturday morning this fall, a cluster of Stanford students stood, knelt and crouched with cameras strapped around their necks, exploring the California redwoods. They peered down into the grass and up the enormous trunks in search of the perfect photo — and for students enrolled in the sophomore seminar “Photographing Nature” fall quarter, this was just a typical day in the classroom.
A new, portable miniature microscope designed by Stanford researchers, standing at less than three-quarters of an inch tall, promises to expand the field of neuroscience research by recording the neural activity of mice.
With the addition of four proteins, adult human skin cells can be transformed into neurons over a month-long period. The findings, reported yesterday in Nature, suggest a process that doesn’t require the reprogrammed adult somatic cells called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.