Life Sciences and Healthcare

​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks

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By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.

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​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks
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By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.

Yi Cui | Photo by Matt Beardsley/SLAC

           

What do a battery, a facemask and a solar cell have in common?

Last modified Fri, 29 Apr, 2016 at 9:26

​What is the relationship between communicable illnesses and illicit drug use?

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​A scholar applies the mathematical tools of management science to help improve human health.

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​What is the relationship between communicable illnesses and illicit drug use?
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​A scholar applies the mathematical tools of management science to help improve human health.

Is methadone a cost-effective strategy for treating heroin addiction? | REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Last modified Wed, 27 Apr, 2016 at 14:33

A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones

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An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.

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A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones
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An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.

Ferrari, a lovebird, with Stanford's David Lentink, who is using a wind tunnel to probe the mysteries of birds in flight. | Photo by L.A. Cicero

Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 15:46

​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

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​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin
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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

Can we build better prostheses? | REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 13:57

How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data

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Stanford’s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually.

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How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data
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Stanford’s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually.

A JavaScript web graphics library called Three.js powers a sophisticated MRI image of a brain in 3D | Image courtesy of Gallant Neuroscience Lab at UC Berkeley.

Last modified Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 at 13:12

A super stretchy, self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle

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​Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length — and even repair itself if punctured.

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Self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle
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​Researchers create polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length

In this sample of “artificial muscle,” a circle marks the spot where, after the material was deliberately punctured in an experiment, its chemical nature allowed it to heal itself. | Photo courtesy of Bao Research Group

Last modified Mon, 25 Apr, 2016 at 8:38

​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors

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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

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​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors
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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

A time-lapse image shows the trajectories of tumor cells (green) after being stained with fluorescent dyes and labeled with magnetic nanoparticles. | Image courtesy of R. J. Wilson, C.M. Earhart and S. X. Wang

Last modified Tue, 12 Apr, 2016 at 16:55

​Ada Poon: How miniaturized electronic devices can be used as medical therapeutics

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​Inspired by personal experience, an engineer pioneers the development of ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body.

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​Ada Poon: How miniaturized electronic devices can be used as medical therapeutics
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An engineer pioneers ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions inside the body.

Ada Poon is developing tiny electronic devices to dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body. | Photo courtesy of Poon Lab

Last modified Mon, 25 Apr, 2016 at 8:56

How do we prevent cancer’s spread?

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A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer.

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How do we prevent cancer’s spread?
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A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer.

A representation of the Axl protein reconstructed from X-ray crystallography data | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Last modified Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 at 9:35

In celebration of EARTH DAY

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In celebration of EARTH DAY

Get inspired by students who have created new devices, built businesses, participated in policy making, or worked in an NGO in pursuit of sustainability - and how you can too! 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Sponsored by the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Office of Sustainability, Stanford Residential Dining Enterprises

Last modified Fri, 25 Mar, 2016 at 9:40