• Automating biology experiments with Legos

    Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now, researchers have shown how to adapt a Lego robotics kit to do this for much less money.

  • Brainlike computers come of age

    Conventional computer chips aren’t up to the challenges posed by next-generation autonomous drones and medical implants. Now, Kwabena Boahen has laid out a way forward, using ideas built in to our brains.

  • 3-D bladder reconstruction

    Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.

  • Patients blinded by treatment touted as ‘trial’

    After three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical trial, Stanford ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goldberg calls for increased patient education and regulation.

  • Antibody effective against brain tumors

    Antibodies against the CD47 “don’t eat me” signal were shown in mice to be a safe and effective way to target five kinds of pediatric brain tumors, according to Stanford researchers.

  • Aftermath of Edwards Building fire

    A March 11 fire on the third floor of the Edwards Building resulted in water damage to the north wing. School officials are working on plans to temporarily relocate affected faculty and staff.

  • Minor reappointed med school dean

    In his first four years at Stanford, Lloyd Minor has established the vision of precision health while also strengthening the ties within Stanford Medicine and promoting diversity.

  • Hospital bids farewell to twins

    The 2½-year-old sisters, who were surgically separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in December, moved March 9 from Palo Alto to UC-Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.

  • Mom’s CPR saves son

    Jose Agredano Jr. got CPR from his mother after being struck in the chest by the ball during a soccer game — an impact that triggered a rare and often lethal medical condition.

  • Podcast: The relationship between science and magic

    When he’s not developing computer models to improve cancer detection, Parag Mallick, PhD, is juggling fire, walking on stilts or mastering card tricks. In this podcast, he talks about how he became a member of a professional performance troupe and the relationship between science and magic.

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