Medical researcher and nanotechnology professor Sam Gambhir and his research team have devised a way to use gold-based particles to image cancer cells in the brain. Although years away from practical use in humans, the research has the potential to advance the abilities of brain surgeons, who currently remove tumors while observing with the naked eye.
The newly formed Searsville Alternatives Study Steering Committee is now directing planning efforts for potentially major changes to the Stanford-owned Searsville Dam and Reservoir. Because the dam controls water flow to Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and has a controversial environmental impact on surrounding areas, the committee formed to conduct thorough studies over the next two years to precede any action, according to Philippe Cohen, administrative director of Jasper Ridge and a committee member.
The Knight Management Center, which became the new home to the Graduate School of Business (GSB) over the past year, achieved one of its major goals by receiving the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification–the highest level of sustainable building award currently possible–late last month.
Discussions on the public environmental impact report for the Stanford in Redwood City project closed Monday. The project will now move on to seek a recommendation from the Redwood City Planning Commission in May and a final vote from the Redwood City Council anticipated for sometime in August, according to Redwood City Community Development Director Bill Ekern.
Stanford Entrepreneurship Week — which extended three days past its usual weeklong time period this year — concluded Wednesday with a joint presentation by entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig and her son Andy Kurtzig. The duo shared their experiences founding companies, and advised those in attendance to seek out work that inspires them.
With the automotive industry on the verge of major changes due to rising oil prices and increasing emissions restrictions, the Stanford Energy Club’s Energy 360° program brought together experts and executives Wednesday evening for a holistic discussion about the industry’s future.
The Occupy Stanford group that has kept vigil in Meyer Library since fall will present an open letter during the Occupy Education California rally at UC-Berkeley tomorrow. The group projects attendance at the rally to be in the tens of thousands.
Medical promises of the future, from implanted microchips that help in operations to full nanoscale surgeries with single-cell precision, just got a lot closer to reality. Stanford electrical engineering researchers have developed a microchip that can swim through fluids while powered and controlled wirelessly.