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Study links depression to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist and her collaborators in a...

Controversial trawling ban did not hurt fishing communities

Fishing bans don’t have to hurt fishing communities, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers. The group tracked vessels during a short-lived...

Researchers Move Closer to Completely Optical Artificial Neural Network

Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip. The significant breakthrough demonstrates that an optical...

Scientists develop ‘playbook’ for reverse engineering tissue

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become...

A novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants

Copper-based catalyst produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature. Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to...

Video: Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction. Researchers at UC Berkeley found...

New methanol catalyst is nickelrific

In addition to being a transportation fuel, methanol is an important ingredient in plastics, adhesives and solvents. Now, researchers say they've found a clean and cheap...

Scientists discover mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity

Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells. The toxic...

Forever Valentine: Study shows marriage gets better in old age

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage – and then what? That was the question bugging UC Berkeley psychologist...

The hidden benefits of gossip, ostracism

A Stanford study finds that what you might think of as your worst qualities – talking about people behind their backs and voting others...

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