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Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation
The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 
Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation
Stanford President’s Past Research Under Investigation

The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 

The university’s board of trustees will oversee a probe after allegations of errors and manipulated images in four papers Marc Tessier-Lavigne coauthored. 

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Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall
Amanda Heidt | May 5, 2022 | 4 min read
The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.
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How the Second mRNA Vaccine Bolsters Immunity
Annie Melchor | Jul 23, 2021 | 6 min read
A study looks beyond T and B cell responses to show how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits a strong innate immune response.
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Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
Shawna Williams | May 13, 2021 | 4 min read
The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.
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Laurence “Larry” Kedes, Molecular Geneticist, Dies at 83
Amanda Heidt | Apr 26, 2021 | 4 min read
In addition to isolating the first protein-coding gene from a eukaryote, Kedes furthered scientists’ understanding of actin genes and also laid the foundations for modern DNA databases such as GenBank.
Robert “Buzz” Baldwin, Early Expert in Protein Structures, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2021 | 2 min read
Research by the Stanford University School of Medicine professor revealed how newly formed strings of amino acids fold into complex three-dimensional shapes.
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
Tracie White | Jan 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him.
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Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Amanda Heidt | Sep 25, 2020 | 3 min read
Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.
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Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies
Amanda Heidt | Jul 20, 2020 | 3 min read
The Stanford University researcher shared valuable insights into memory and learning during his 49-year career.
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020 | 5 min read
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
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Students Stand Up for Sub-Contracted Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Amy Schleunes | May 1, 2020 | 6 min read
At universities across the US, student-led efforts to achieve protection for custodial, food service, and other vendors’ employees have been met with mixed levels of success.
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 23, 2020 | 3 min read
Kennedy, who succumbed to COVID-19, served as commissioner of the FDA and editor-in-chief of Science, and is credited with helping to transform Stanford into a top research university.
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Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020 | 4 min read
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Emily Makowski | Dec 1, 2019 | 3 min read
The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
Jim Daley | Aug 1, 2018 | 3 min read
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018 | 3 min read
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs
Jim Daley | Apr 3, 2018 | 2 min read
The yeast’s output of noscapine, a cough suppressant naturally made by poppies, is 18,000-fold higher than previous attempts.
Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies
Jim Daley | Feb 20, 2018 | 2 min read
The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.
Image of the Day: Whale Vision
The Scientist Staff | Jul 20, 2017 | 1 min read
Video footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants’ lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.
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