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  • Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

    01/06/2015 4:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/08/2014 | By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, scientists at Stanford University believe. Researchers discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are supposed to clear the brain of bacteria, viruses and dangerous deposits, stop working. These cells, called 'microglia' function well when people are young, but when they age, a single protein called EP2 stops them operating efficiently. Now scientists have shown that blocking the protein allows the microglia to function normally again so they can hoover up the dangerous sticky amyloid-beta plaques which damage nerve cells in Alzheimer's disease. The researchers found...
  • Stanford: Dean for Religious Life claims churches should focus less on religion, more on art

    12/23/2014 7:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The church needs to focus more on art and less on religion and converting people in an effort to become less “churchy,” according to Stanford University’s Dean for Religious Life, The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw. “I think people are always slightly surprised that I’m not very churchy as a person,” Shaw told the Palo Alto Online in an interview. “I don’t think church is to be more churchy. I think church is about, anyone should be welcome. I’m really interested in how you welcome many different kind of constituencies, certainly not convert them, not even necessarily to do religion...
  • Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’

    05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/22/2014 | Sean Long
    The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s predictions. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action. While hawking a new book called “Hope On Earth,” Ehrlich’s co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlich’s older, outrageously wrong predictions and...
  • Tiny Glass Chip Accelerators Pack the Punch of Huge Mile-Long Instruments

    09/28/2013 1:33:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    latinospost.com ^ | Sep 28, 2013 04:08 PM EDT | Keerthi Chandrashekar
    A new advance in accelerator technology has scientists creating tiny glass chips smaller than a grain of rice that can power electrons up to speeds 10 times faster than present-day conventional technology. Experts from Stanford University and U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator detailed their glass chip accelerator research in a study in the journal Nature. The researchers reveal that they are able to achieve such incredible acceleration in such small distances by using commercial lasers to speed up the electrons instead of microwaves, which are typically used. These new chips offer an unprecedented level of acceleration, clocking...
  • ...DNA tests on six-inch skeleton of 'alien-looking' creature...prove it was...human...

    04/25/2013 5:13:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:13 EST, 24 April 2013 | David Mccormack
    Dr Steven Greer, who led the project and documentary, has hit back at critics who claim the body is a hoax. 'The CAT scan clearly shows internal chest organs -lungs and what appears to be the remains of a heart structure,' he said. 'There is absolutely no doubt that the specimen is an actual organism and that it is not a hoax of any kind. 'This fact has been confirmed by Dr. Nolan and Dr. Lachman at Stanford.'
  • Rare book collection on display at Stanford University

    02/20/2011 12:37:20 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News / mercurynews.com ^ | Posted: 02/19/2011 03:57:18 PM PST | By Lisa M. Krieger
    Over hundreds of years, and thousands of miles, a collection of rare historic books now on display at Stanford University bristles with an excitement as fresh as yesterday. The collection, "The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries," offers a glimpse of transatlantic intellectual debates triggered by the discovery of the New World, contributing to the revolutionary experiment that created our nation. Could a perfect new government -- uncorrupted by European degeneracy and disorder-- be created? Were the American Indians "the fundamental state of nature" of all human societies? How should children be raised? Was slavery immoral? What were...
  • It's smut, not art, Loveland protesters say

    10/01/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 32 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/1/10 | Monte Whaley
    LOVELAND — About 25 to 30 residents stood outside the Loveland Museum/Gallery this morning protesting a portion of an exhibit that appears to show Jesus Christ involved in a sex act. "This is not art, it's smut, pure and simple," said Ronald Minto, who said he's not against graphic art per se. But the color lithograph produced by Stanford University's Enrique Chagoya is outright pornography, he said. "This is a museum, not an X-rated book store," said Minto. The lithograph is spread over 12 panels, each about 7- by 7-inches, and is called "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals." It's...
  • Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge

    03/08/2010 11:27:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 252+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST | Posted by Secretary Steven Chu
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/08/live-stanford-s-sustainability-summit Home • The White House Blog The White House Blog Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST What are the steps we must take as a nation to create new, clean energy jobs and ensure America’s long-term competitiveness? What are the consequences for our climate of inaction? How can science and technology offer us new and better choices – and how can America’s young people make a difference? Today, I’m returning to Stanford University, where...
  • Condiment (Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice for VP?)

    03/12/2008 2:27:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,853+ views
    The New Yorker | The March 17, 2008 Edition | Hendrik Hertzberg
    Cannot Post due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/03/17/080317taco_talk_hertzberg
  • Desperately Seeking Diversity

    03/08/2008 1:07:32 AM PST · by flowerplough · 11 replies · 578+ views
    CampusProgress.org ^ | March 3, 2008 | By Kai Stinchcombe
    Earlier this month, Stanford University announced that it will no longer charge tuition to students whose families make less than $100,000 a year. The move is part of a series of steps Stanford and its peer institutions have taken in the last decade to create more diverse classes. Some schools have replaced loans with grants for low-income students, eliminated home equity from calculations of expected family contributions, and nixed early decision programs, which disadvantage low-income students. While these steps are welcome, they aren’t significant enough to make these universities truly diverse. If schools are serious about providing a culturally rich...
  • YUGOSLAVIA: FASCIST PROPAGANDA IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TODAY

    02/23/2007 10:12:52 AM PST · by montyspython · 41 replies · 1,114+ views
    Free Nations ^ | 2/23/2007 | William Dorich
    YUGOSLAVIA: FASCIST PROPAGANDA IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TODAY William Dorich I personally took great exception to this unbridled racism since I lost 17 of my relatives during the Holocaust who were burned to death in a Serbian Orthodox church in the village of Vojnic in 1942 by Croatians and their Nazi Catholic priests. I lost the last 5 relatives of my name during Operation Storm in August of 1995 when 200,000 Serbs were "ethnically cleansed" from Croatia. My relatives were too old and too sick to flee. They were found a month later with their throats slit. Dateline 23rd February 2007...
  • Brainy Robots Start Stepping Into Daily Life

    07/19/2006 12:35:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 487+ views
    The Perfidious NY Times ^ | July 18, 2006 | JOHN MARKOFF
    Robot cars drive themselves across the desert, electronic eyes perform lifeguard duty in swimming pools and virtual enemies with humanlike behavior battle video game players. These are some fruits of the research field known as artificial intelligence, where reality is finally catching up to the science-fiction hype. A half-century after the term was coined, both scientists and engineers say they are making rapid progress in simulating the human brain, and their work is finding its way into a new wave of real-world products. The advances can also be seen in the emergence of bold new projects intended to create more...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (Top 1,000! - WooHoo!!)

    12/29/2005 8:34:56 PM PST · by systematic · 420 replies · 5,412+ views
    systematic ^ | 12-29-2005 | systematic
    OK, new thread to celebrate reaching a major milestone! Within a few hours Team FreeRepublic will be in the Top1000!!!! We should pass Dean for America, around noon tommorrow. Other liberal teams want to challenge us (DUmmies and Kos) but we're humiliating them beyond description.
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,200!)

    12/25/2005 7:13:22 PM PST · by texas booster · 377 replies · 4,850+ views
    OK, new thread for the next week. First, a big shout out to the SETI members who have added CPUs to the effort. Remember, its Team 36120, NOT Team 0. Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 104 processors and 76 users. We have a number of new users in the team, with Clara Lou, fzx12345, SamfromLivingston, brityank, manwiththehands and Tami all popping onto the hit list this week. Malsua, uriah and Ken in Texas are solidly in the top 10. Malsua is continuing to add systems and now accounts for 10% of the FR total. Great...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,450)

    12/18/2005 10:03:55 AM PST · by texas booster · 132 replies · 2,905+ views
    OK, new thread for the next week. First, a big shout out to the SETI members who have added CPUs to the effort. Remember, its Team 36120, NOT Team 0. Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 65 processors. ArgentCent is the latest to have joined our happy band of folders and jumps in at # 36 with his first completed WU. We now have 51 members in the team, and about 45 active participants. Malsua, uriah and Ken in Texas are solidly in the top 10. One of these will probably be the new Numero Uno...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,550)

    12/15/2005 9:44:48 PM PST · by systematic · 40 replies · 1,004+ views
    FreeRepublic Team Ranked #1,550 (of 41,708 teams)
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update

    FR Team ranking up to number 1782 of 41608
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project (Rank 15,162 of 41,347)

    11/25/2005 6:48:15 PM PST · by systematic · 33 replies · 795+ views
    Folding@Home update: 3 Work Units completed, 2 computers, 138 points, overall team rank #15,162
  • Folding@Home

    11/23/2005 11:04:07 PM PST · by systematic · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Any Freepers "folding@home"???? For those not familiar with F@H -> some diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer and even "mad cow" disease are believed to be linked to protein (mis)folding. A scientist team from Stanford University studies this phenomenon to try and find a cure to these diseases. To do this, they have designed a software (folding@home) which enables people to donate unused power from their computer to speed up medical research!
  • Brain Rewards Us for Laughing: Study

    12/28/2003 2:03:32 PM PST · by bdeaner · 30 replies · 244+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/26/03 | Merritt McKinney
    Brain Rewards Us for Laughing: Study Fri December 26, 2003 02:53 PM ET By Merritt McKinney NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - They say laughter is the best medicine, and a new study may help explain how laughter makes us feel good. Researchers report that humor seems to activate brain networks that are involved in rewards.Humor is no laughing matter, according to Dr. Allan L. Reiss of Stanford University in California, who led the research."Humor has significant ramifications for our psychological and physical health," he told Reuters Health. Our sense of humor, he said, "often dictates if, how and with whom...
  • Exxon-Led Group Is Giving a Climate Grant to Stanford

    11/21/2002 10:33:01 AM PST · by GeneD · 4 replies · 387+ views
    The New York Times | 11/21/2002 | Andrew C. Revkin
    Four big international companies, including the oil giant Exxon Mobil, said yesterday that they would give Stanford University $225 million over 10 years for research on ways to meet growing energy needs without worsening global warming. Exxon Mobil, whose pledge of $100 million makes it the biggest of the four contributors, issued a statement saying new techniques for producing energy while reducing emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases were "vital to meeting energy needs in the industrialized and developing world." Many scientists and environment experts said the Stanford project was likely to be a valuable new assault on a serious environmental...