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Apr 10 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Our jaws are becoming too small. At least, that is what Stanford’s Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies, Emeritus, believes. Working with orthodontist Sandra Kahn, Ehrlich has spent years studying the connection between underdeveloped jaws, modern life and myriad health and...
Mar 16 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty
The Department of Biology mourns the loss of Charles "Charley" Yanofsky, who passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the age of 92. Yanofsky, the Dr. Morris Herzstein professor of biology, emeritus at Stanford University, was one of the giants of molecular biology.  Yanofsky was a member of the...
Feb 6 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, Students
Rather than having students learn and memorize established knowledge, professors Steven Block and Tim Stearns created a course to teach students how to think like scientists and pursue new answers.  Bio 61, Science as a Creative Process, was designed to give students “the freedom to think broadly...
Feb 1 2018 | The Dish | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Carla Shatz, the Sapp Family Provostial Professor and David Starr Jordan Director of Stanford Bio-X and a professor of biology and of neurobiology, has won the 2017 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology in recognition of her discoveries concerning the development of visual circuits in the brain. ...
Jan 25 2018 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Every year, a small but not insignificant number of babies are born with hearts whose muscles are spongy and thin, although exactly what causes that condition isn’t clear. Now, Stanford biologists think they may have found a clue: spongy heart muscles could be the result of improperly developed...

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