University Minuscule nanostraws sample a cell’s contents without damage 2017-02-20T20:00:32.000000Z Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical treatments Artificial synapse for neural networks 2017-02-20T16:00:23.000000Z A new organic artificial synapse made by Stanford researchers could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain processes information. It could also lead to improvements in brain-machine technologies. Letter to students from Provost Persis Drell 2017-02-17T17:46:32.000000Z Provost Persis Drell sent the following letter to students on Feb. 17, 2017. Uranium from seawater factors into nuclear power 2017-02-17T16:00:23.000000Z As the world shifts from fossil fuels, additional sources of energy-on-demand will be needed to make up for lulls in wind or solar. A new way of extracting uranium from seawater could help even countries without uranium mines harness nuclear power in the post-carbon energy future. Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions focuses on 10 global challenges 2017-02-16T20:00:34.000000Z The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions plans to award $12 million to four interdisciplinary teams, each committed to working in collaboration on projects that will make headway on one of 10 global challenges. Glowing mice suggest new gene therapy technique 2017-02-16T17:45:13.000000Z A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies. Q&A with Stanford experts puts Oroville Dam breach in context 2017-02-15T22:45:39.000000Z As workers rush to repair the spillway at California’s Oroville Dam, Stanford researchers comment on how challenges like climate change and aging infrastructure heighten risks for California. Revised Escondido Village housing project receives approval 2017-02-15T08:10:30.000000Z Working to expand on-campus housing opportunities, the university is moving ahead with plans to construct a new Escondido Village residential complex for graduate students. Trustees address a range of issues 2017-02-15T08:08:57.000000Z During its recent meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees set tuition, approved construction projects, announced an endowed professorship to honor former Provost John Etchemendy, heard presentations from university leadership, announced plans for its annual retreat, and bid farewell to ou... Stanford experts offer policy proposals, insights on U.S.-Asia relations 2017-02-15T08:07:28.000000Z A new report from Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, directed by Gi-Wook Shin, suggests that aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership should be retained when negotiating new bilateral agreements.