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Stanford Report

Feb. 6, 2012

Photo: Marius Wernig professor of pathology

Researchers turn skin cells into neural precursors

Medical School research with mouse skin cells raises the hope that embryonic stem cell research could be supplanted by a more direct way of generating specific types of cells. Marius Wernig, assistant professor of pathology, is senior author.

Photo: China's Supreme People's Court main entrance: Credit: Russell Neches / Creative Commons

Law School documents China's guiding court cases

Legal experts have been watching China's judicial system ever since its high court said it would identify "guiding cases" to be used by lower courts. The first set of cases has been translated into English and posted on a Law School website.

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Zoback: More environmental rules needed for shale gas

President Obama's new rule is only one step toward ensuring the safety of hydraulic fracturing, the booming technology that offers economic and environmental benefits, according to geophysicist Mark Zoback.

Campus Announcements

  • What makes Stanford a great place to work?   During the next few weeks, Stanford will participate in two contests that aim to bring more recognition to the university as an employer. The contests are the "Top Workplaces in the Bay Area" and "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area." Keep an eye out for emails with links to the surveys and an invitation to participate. University Human Resources (UHR) is encouraging all eligible employees to weigh in. For more information, visit the UHR website.
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