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Feb 4 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
In a study led by Assistant Professor Xiaoke Chen, scientists have been able to eliminate negative reactions to opiate withdrawal symptoms in mice. Their work suggests more effective treatment for drug addiction by suppressing the urges at their origin within the brain. The study was recently...
Jan 5 2016 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Researchers in Professor Russell Fernald's lab show how the selective expression of genes through epigenetics can regulate the social status of African cichlid fish. The work sheds light on how our genetic code might affect social relations. The study was recently published in PLoS ONE.
Jan 5 2016 | PNAS | Posted In: Research, Faculty, Students
Biology graduate student Siddarth Krishna Kumar and his advisor Professor Shripad Tuljapurkar, with Professors Marcus Feldman (Biology) and David Rehkopf (Medicine), have shown that Genome wide Complex Trait Analysis (GCTA) does not reliably estimate the heritability of complex traits. This work...
Dec 11 2015 | Science | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Neuroscientists have long sought tools that allow optical imaging of individual neurons' membrane voltage dynamics in awake behaving animals. In a study that originated from Professor Mark Schnitzer's Lab where lead author Yiyang Gong was a postdoctoral fellow, Gong et al.genetically engineered a...
Dec 1 2015 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
By targeting fundamental cellular machinery, the antiviral approach developed in Professor Judith Frydman's lab at Stanford could provide a roadmap to preventing infections that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. This strategy is detailed in a paper published in Cell.

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