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Researchers at SLAC and Stanford are developing new accelerator-based technology that aims to speed up cancer radiation therapy by hundreds of times and make related medical devices more compact. The approach could reduce side effects in patients and possibly make radiation therapy more accessible around the world. CREDIT Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University are developing a new accelerator-based technology that could reduce the side effects...
Researchers at Stanford have developed a new system for preserving privacy during data collection from the internet. (Image credit: Getty Images)

New way of keeping data private

Numerous gadgets that are presently part of our everyday lives, we gather data about how we utilize them. But while sending information about the...
A Stanford-led team has created a new computer model that shows how amyloid beta proteins spread though the brain in dementia cases. (Image credit: Courtesy Living Matter Lab, Stanford University)

How Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain

Out of the blue, researchers have built up a computer simulation of how clusters of damaged proteins in neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer's spread through...
View through a microscope of a young, wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana seedling with fluorescent protein marking the plasma membrane

How a hormone helps plants build leaves’ ventilation system

As the world warms up, plants face a predicament – the same small gaps they need to open to exchange gases additionally let out...
A 3D rendering of the serotonin system in the left hemisphere of the mouse brain reveals two groups of serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe that project to either cortical regions (blue) or subcortical regions (green) while rarely crossing into the other’s domain

A new map of the brain’s serotonin system

Earlier before six years, using neuroanatomical methods that they invented, scientists found that the brain's serotonin system in brain promotes pleasure. Now, after six years,...
A Stanford-designed hybrid optical-electrical computer designed specifically for image analysis could be ideal for autonomous vehicles

New AI camera for faster, more efficient image classification

Scientists at the Stanford University have invented a new type of the AI camera that can classify images faster and more energy efficient. This camera is...
In this electron micrograph, prostate tumor cells dying from a type of programmed cell death called apoptosis are shown (purple) alongside healthy cancer cells (yellow). Scientists are learning more about how apoptosis spreads through cells.

Standford scientists discovered the speed of cells death

Two Stanford University system's biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James Ferrell, have discovered the speed at which cells die. The study could resolve a debate...
Fishing vessels like this one were tracked during a short-lived trawling moratorium in the Adriatic Sea as part of a Stanford study. (Image credit: Ulrich Karlowski 2008 / Marine Photobank)

Fishing bans protect fish and don’t harm fishing communities

A new study led by Stanford scientists suggests that fishing bans don't hurt fishing communities. Such bans hold the potential to aid fishes to survive....
Making plans is essential for humans to gain autonomy over their lives

Making plans is essential for humans to gain autonomy over their lives

Why do people get upset when something about their planning goes awry? When a person forget about his/her already scheduled meeting or multitasking, something goes...