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Researchers directly turn mouse skin cells into neurons

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Scientists at the School of Medicine have successfully transformed mouse skin cells in a laboratory dish directly into functional nerve cells with the application of just three genes. The cells make the change without first becoming a pluripotent type of stem cell — a step long thought to be required for cells to acquire new identities.

From Haiti: 'None of us had ever seen anything like it'

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Drs. Paul Auerbach and Robert Norris are part of the seven-member team of Stanford physicians and nurses who traveled to Haiti in the days immediately following the Jan. 12 earthquake. They emailed a letter about what they and their colleagues have encountered there.

Older investors prone to mental misfires, study finds

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Old age traditionally brings with it respect, experience and wisdom. But when it comes to making risky financial investments, an older mind is likely to make more mistakes than a younger one, Stanford psychologists have found.

Multidisciplinary centers bolster K-12 Initiative in 2009

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Students in the Redwood Environmental Academy of Leadership program are among those benefiting from programs supported by the K-12 Initiative. Three new multidisciplinary centers are fueling the initiative's progress through research, leadership training and teacher development.

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  • Nominees sought for Deans' Award: The deadline for nominating candidates for the Deans' Award for Academic Accomplishment has been set for Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. Faculty members may send letters of recommendation to the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research, 122A Sweet Hall, mail code 3085, or by email. For more information, visit the award website.
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TAVITA PRITCHARD joins men's basketball roster . . . TOBY GERHART says goodbye. Read more.


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