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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.
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Bias hunters looking in the right places
The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.
Students learn where they’re headed for residencies
Stanford medical students, along with their counterparts nationwide, found out March 17 where they would be doing their residencies.
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.
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.