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Stanford Report

Nov. 30, 2012

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Six Stanford scholars among this year's AAAS Fellows

Six Stanford scholars have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon members of the association by their peers. Their disciplines range from neuroscience to economics.

Photo: Graduate student Guosong Hong and chemistry professor Hongjie Dai look at the vascular structures in a mouse model of peripheral arterial disease with blood vessels shown in great detail using their new imaging technique, called near-infrared II (N

Scientists develop technique for visualizing blood flow

Stanford scientists have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that allows them to view the pulsing blood vessels of living animals with unprecedented clarity. Compared with conventional imaging techniques, the increase in sharpness is akin to wiping fog off your glasses.

Photo of the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness. (Credit: Greg Stewart / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

X-ray laser at SLAC may help fight sleeping sickness

An international group of scientists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has mapped a weak spot in the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness, pinpointing a promising new target for treating a disease that kills tens of thousands of people each year.

Campus Announcements

  • Mental health resources available: An out-of-state man unaffiliated with Stanford attempted suicide early Thursday morning at Quarry Road and Campus Drive West, near the Stanford Hospital, and was the subject of an emergency alert to the campus community. In the wake of this unfortunate incident, Stanford would like to remind campus community members to be attentive to their well-being, and that a range of resources are available for faculty, staff, students and other community members struggling with depression or personal crises. For contact information for these resources, read the full announcement.
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