Enriching lives of zoo animals
A dozen Stanford sophomores have designed ways to enrich the lives of the giraffe, lions and kinkajou at the San Francisco Zoo.
International heart-disease trial launches
Researchers are recruiting patients for a clinical trial that will compare bypass surgery with a stenting procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Clinical trial conclusions reassessed
A re-analysis of raw data from published clinical trials sometimes leads to new conclusions about whether and which patients will benefit from a new drug or medical intervention.
Weis named chair of Department of Structural Biology
William Weis, PhD, an expert on X-ray crystallography, will now chair a department that includes two Nobel laureates.
Optogenetics earns Deisseroth Keio Prize in Medicine
Optogenetics, a technique that uses light to control the activity of the brain, is now widely used at Stanford and worldwide to understand the brain's wiring and to unravel behavior.
David Relman on the risks of lab-made pathogens
Should scientists be allowed to create lab-made pathogens in the interest of science? In this podcast, Stanford microbiologist and biosecurity expert David Relman, MD, talks about the grave risks associated with this kind of research.