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Scientists Manipulate Cells With Computerized DNA

Researchers at Stanford University used genetic material to develop substances akin to “biological computers” that can monitor and possibly one day take control of cells into which they’ve been injected.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Americans Won’t Pay for Climate Preparations

Americans believe climate change is happening but are unwilling to pay to build sea walls and relocate coastal communities, a Stanford University poll released Thursday found.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE



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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors?

A single drug has proven capable of shrinking or curing human breast, ovarian, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate tumors that were transplanted into mice by overriding a chemical that normally blocks the immune system from destroying cancer cells.

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Human Intelligence Peaked Millennia Ago, Scientist Speculates

Have we humans been getting dumber since we put down the hunting spear and picked up the trowel? Gerald Crabtree, a geneticist at Stanford University, believes so.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Women Have Higher Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers report that a gene variation that appears more frequently in women than men may help explain the long-established fact that females are more likely to develop the debilitating disease.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 READ MORE



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America’s Middle-Class Neighborhoods on the Decline

As America’s middle class continues to diminish, it follows that the middle-class neighborhoods they once called home would shrink accordingly. Well, they are, finds a new Stanford University study, which charted changes in Americans’ living quarters since 1970. The results are sobering, if unsurprising.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 READ MORE


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