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Researchers identify protein essential for making stem cells - Stanford Medical Center Report


Stanford Medical Center Report
Blau, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor and director of the Baxter Foundation Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, is the senior author of the research, which was published online July 16 in Nature Cell Biology. Postdoctoral scholar ...

Philanthropists Must Invest in an Ecology of Change - Stanford Social Innovation Review


Stanford Social Innovation Review
A framework called “social movement ecology,” developed by Carlos Saavedra and Paul Engler at the Ayni Institute, can help donors orient themselves to this issue and thereby better navigate these hard questions. The framework has deeply influenced my ...

Local doctor donates to CSUN to create scholarship - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
She would eventually graduate from CSUN in 1992 with a degree in cell and molecular biology and later graduate from Stanford Medical School. However, Barba-Simic said she never forgot about the amount of work she had to put in and obstacles she had ...

The Stanford Astrobiology Course

Stanford, California - United States

Astrobiology is at once one of the newest of scientific meta-disciplines, while at the same time encompassing some of our oldest and most profound questions. Beyond strictly utilitarian concerns, such as "what is for dinner?" and leaving offspring, asking the three great questions of astrobiology seems to be embedded in what it means to be human. While these questions are ancient questions, we now have the technological tools to grapple with them at a whole new scientific level. During recent centuries the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions laid the way for Astrobiology. In the late 20th century such discoveries as life in extreme environments on earth, of extra-solar planets, and technological breakthroughs not the least of which was the extraordinary explosion of space exploration, resulted in the crystallization of Astrobiology as a scientific meta-discipline.

So what is Astrobiology? It mines all of the science and sometimes social science disciplines to understand three fundamental questions: Where do we come from?; Where are we going?; Are we alone in the universe?

To fulfill the promise of Astrobiology requires a tool not normally in many scientists' arsenal: space exploration. Because it is so central to advancements in the field, Space Exploration is integrated into many of the lectures, and is discussed as a separate topic as well.

Our website has grown out of the oldest such class in the country, Stanford's "Astrobiology and Space Exploration" course. The students are primarily upper level undergraduates in human biology, biology and geology, but students with majors from Economics to Music to French to Race Relations have taken the course in recent years. Graduate students have ranged from the sciences to Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate school of Business and a Knight Journalism Fellow. All students with some college level background in science, and a real enthuasiasm to join in the quest, are quite welcome and all contribute to the richness of the class presentations and discussions. Additional information may be obtained from the website.

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