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Fracking can be done in environmentally responsible way

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More and more natural gas is being extracted from underground shale deposits, but environmental concerns have been raised. Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback, who recently served on a Department of Energy panel of experts, says hydraulic fracturing can be done safely.

Team invents sutureless method for joining blood vessels

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Researchers, led by Stanford microsurgeon Geoffrey Gurtner, left, used a poloxamer gel and bioadhesive rather than a needle and thread to join animal blood vessels, a procedure called vascular anastomosis. Results of their research were published online Aug. 28 in Nature Medicine.

Social media adds new dimension to alumni experience

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Thanks to the Stanford Alumni Association's (SAA) presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the Stanford Alumni website, a few clicks are all it takes for alums of all ages to reunite and reminisce about their days on the Farm. SAA's Edie Barry and Adam Miller talk about the social-media revolution.

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  • Obesity Summit: Researchers and students from throughout the Stanford campus who are interested in finding ways to combat the obesity epidemic are invited to participate in Obesity Summit 2 on Sept. 13. The daylong gathering will take place at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the Medical School's website for more information.
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