The School of Medicine is establishing the Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) Center, thanks to a grant received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year.
Many of the most impactful scientific advancements, including penicillin and Velcro, were side effects of other scientific endeavours. The scientific enterprise carefully vets proposals to determine which projects would most benefit from funding in the short-term. People who have spent their lifetimes in review processes and research allocation are far better suited to make such decisions than Republican politicians who have publicly disavowed science in the past.
Researchers in Stanford’s Brains in Silicon Lab, led by Associate Professor of Bioengineering Kwabena Boahen, have developed a system of chips that mimic the computing structure and process of the human brain.
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 projects in the field of biomedicine that might otherwise be too unconventional for mainstream funding, which generally requires more certainty. The awards are divided into categories: the Pioneer Award, of…
Researchers make a breakthrough in solar cells and the School of Medicine receives a $7 million grant for childhood cancer research
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.
Researchers at the School of Medicine recently identified two molecules as potentially having a significant impact on future stroke treatment and recovery.