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Disordered proteins may be a culprit in spreading disease

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One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Math stereotypes equal too few women in STEM fields

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While the dearth of women in the science, technology, engineering and math fields is often attributed to lack of innate ability or personal choice, Shelley Correll, director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, offers a competing explanation: stereotypes.

Video: Hennessy on meeting The Stanford Challenge

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Last month, President John Hennessy held a webinar to report the university's progress on The Stanford Challenge, the five-year campaign focused on seeking solutions and educating leaders. Hennessy reflected on the university's pathbreaking research and academic accomplishments.

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  • Participants sought for blood pressure study: Researchers at the School of Medicine are seeking participants with high blood pressure for a new clinical trial to examine whether reducing blood pressure levels below the current clinical guidelines will improve the health of certain groups of people. Visit the School of Medicine's website for more information.
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