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Apr 5 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
A study from Professor Elizabeth Hadly's lab finds that for much of human history on the continent, human populations grew like an invasive species, which are regulated by their environment as they spread into new places. Populations grew exponentially when people first colonized South America. But...
Mar 18 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
By studying the complex mating routine of African cichlid fish, a team of Stanford scientists, led by Biology Professor Russ Fernald,  has keyed in on a single brain receptor in female fish that determines whether they successfully reproduce. The finding has parallels across all vertebrates, and...
Mar 7 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Staff
Alison Feder, a graduate student in Professor Dmitri Petrov's lab,  is the lead author of a new study that could lead to improved testing of new drugs.  Using two decades of HIV data, Stanford scientists found that effective treatment caused the virus to evolve differently than less effective...
Feb 22 2016 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Dr. Marcus Feldman has received the Kimura Motoo Award for his outstanding contributions to evolutionary biology and, in particular, human evolution.  Dr. Feldman is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences, Co-Founding Director of the Center for Computational,...
Feb 4 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
What happened to the Neanderthals? Researchers led by Biology Professor Marcus Feldman have created mathematical models that demonstrate modern humans' highly developed culture might have caused their demise

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