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Brain folding sheds light on neurological diseases, researchers find

It may seem unlikely that studying the mechanics of concrete would inform brain research. However, Ellen Kuhl, mechanical engineering professor and head researcher for the Living Matter Lab, started out studying the molecular interactions of concrete and is now applying this understanding to the field of neuroscience, where her research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about neurological disorders.

Stanford joins initiative to improve veteran medical care

Stanford School of Medicine is one of 130 universities and colleges to sign a pledge promising to devote more of its resources towards improving the health care of military service members and their families, according to a White House press release. First Lady Michelle Obama announced the pledge last Wednesday during a speech at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).