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  • Lab swap saves supplies from landfill

    More than 100 Stanford laboratories got rid of unneeded equipment and reagents, and also found stuff they could use, at the annual lab swap, part of Stanford’s Cardinal Green Labs program.


  • Digital wax museum for the classroom

    A project to photograph anatomical wax figures made between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries has yielded images now used in courses at Stanford.


  • Providing messages of support to refugees

    A group of Stanford medical students is helping organize a campaign to send letters to Syrian refugees living in Jordan.


  • Brain’s ‘GPS’ is complex

    Neuroscientists’ discovery of grid cells, popularly known as the brain’s GPS, was hailed as a major discovery. But new Stanford research suggest the system is more complicated than anyone had guessed.


  • Testing new insulin delivery systems for kids

    Researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are testing easier ways for younger children with Type 1 diabetes to get the doses of insulin they need.


  • Delivering flowers, encouragement to patients

    Volunteers assemble unused flowers from florists, grocery stores and flower markets into new bouquets, then hand deliver them to patients at Stanford Hospital and other Bay Area hospitals.


  • $50 million gift to Children’s Heart Center

    The donation from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore is the largest gift to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford since the hospital’s founding gift.


  • 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.



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