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Nanopillars yield more precise molecular photography

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Researchers have created a cellular platform that uses nanopillars that glow in such a way as to allow biologists and neurologists a deeper, more precise look into living cells. Also, by modifying the chemistry on the surface of the nanopillars, scientists can attract specific molecules to observe.

Sticky question: Do snails need their slime trails to move?

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Using high-resolution videos and lasers to study moving snails and slugs, graduate student Janice Lai discovered that the mucus-like slime these creatures secrete is not always essential to their forward movement. Lai's research could be used in building robots that move like snails.

2010 graduate, three med students win Soros Fellowships

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Philip Bulterys, top left, a 2010 Stanford biology graduate, is among the 30 recipients of the 2011 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Current Stanford medical students (clockwise from top right) Aadel Chaudhuri, Deepa Galaiya and Daniel Solis also received fellowships.

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  • Report of the President: The following Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1 and March 8, 2011 and were approved by the president. Read the full report.
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