While CS 106A: Introductory Programming may be Stanford’s most popular class, BIO 150: Human Behavioral Biology, a class taught by Professor of Biology Robert Sapolsky, may be close behind.
“Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery,” a temporary exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center that opened last week, features Rodin hand sculptures which have been diagnosed for pathologies and virtually operated on. Anatomy texts published between the 16th and 19th centuries that illustrate the historical development of the study of anatomy are also on display, as are augmented reality installations that allow the public to view the anatomical structures that would lie inside some of the exhibited sculptures.
The Accel Innovation Scholars (AIS) program — a yearlong program that seeks to introduce engineering doctoral students to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — will offer its second iteration from this July, shortly after the initiative’s inaugural class graduates from the program.
A team of Stanford researchers has discovered that a molecule previously thought to exclusively play a role in the immune system is in fact both necessary and sufficient for pruning connections between neurons in the visual system, in a breakthrough that opens the door to further advances in the field.
In an effort to address discrimination against students from marginalized backgrounds within Stanford’s Panhellenic sororities, the Greek Life Diversity Coalition emerged earlier this year with the intent of promoting diversity within those organizations.
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.