The reduced gravity of space can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to crisis. Students are developing a device to monitor astronauts' heart function and have flown in near-zero-gravity to test it.
A Stanford economics scholar found that people increase their savings when they use retirement income projections and have access to detailed information about the benefits of saving now for use later.
Using the processing power of 200,000 personal computers to simulate the structure of a protein that allows cancer cells to run amok, work by Folding@home project could lead to novel drug design.
Produced by female undergraduates at Stanford, the she++ Video Library is meant to inspire young women to study for careers in computer science.
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