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Nov. 12, 2012

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Stanford's touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself

A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics.

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Climate change threatens freshwater source for billions

Snowpack, an essential source of drinking water and agricultural irrigation for billions of people, could shrink significantly within the next 30 years, according to a study led by Stanford climate change researcher Noah Diffenbaugh.

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Thalamus key component in stroke-induced seizures

Medical School researchers have shown that the thalamus, a structure deep within the brain, is a crucial component of recurring seizures that can arise after a cerebral stroke. Neurologist John Huguenard is senior author of the study.

Campus Announcements

  • Flu shots: Flu shots will be available today in Tresidder Union, Cypress Lounge, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m and at SLAC tomorrow in the Building 3 Training Room from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vaden will hold clinics from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 3 (with the exception of Nov. 19). You also can make an appointment at Stanford's Occupational Health Center. For the full schedule, visit the flu website.
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the dish

A paper microscope? Yes. A Stanford bioengineer just received a $100,000 grant to field test the 'FOLDSCOPE' in India, Thailand and Uganda . . .

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