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Does rock climbing help students learn neuroscience? Writer Nathan Collins headed to the climbing gym to find out for himself.

Does rock climbing help students learn neuroscience? Writer Nathan Collins headed to the climbing gym to find out for himself.

“Exotendon,” a device that is clipped between a runner’s shoes and links them together, may be the secret to running faster.

“Exotendon,” a device that is clipped between a runner’s shoes and links them together, may be the secret to running faster.

Alakananda Das, a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford lab of Miriam Goodman, finds pleasure in the successes that follow from sometimes repetitive lab work.

Alakananda Das, a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford lab of Miriam Goodman, finds pleasure in the successes that follow from sometimes repetitive lab work.

Dail Chapman, a postdoctoral scholar, talks about her work in the lab and her ultimate plans to teach science at a liberal arts college.

Dail Chapman, a postdoctoral scholar, talks about her work in the lab and her ultimate plans to teach science at a liberal arts college.

Grad student Adam Nekimken develops tiny mechanical devices to help researchers touch their worms in more controlled ways. Here, he talks about his path to this work.

Grad student Adam Nekimken develops tiny mechanical devices to help researchers touch their worms in more controlled ways. Here, he talks about his path to this work.

Joy Franco, a graduate student in engineering, is a part of Stanford's Wormsense lab. This piece features an audio story with Franco on her life in science.

Joy Franco, a graduate student in engineering, is a part of Stanford's Wormsense lab. This piece features an audio story with Franco on her life in science.

In the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, writer Nathan Collins listens to the stories of lab members, including neurobiologist Miriam Goodman.

In the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, writer Nathan Collins listens to the stories of lab members, including neurobiologist Miriam Goodman.

In this conclusion of a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this conclusion of a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this first piece in a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this first piece in a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

A team of Stanford engineers has developed an approach to prosthetic creation based on performance that may allow for the design of inexpensive limbs.

A team of Stanford engineers has developed an approach to prosthetic creation based on performance that may allow for the design of inexpensive limbs.

Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.

Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.

Stanford researchers are collaborating to develop a vibrating glove that could improve hand function following a stroke if worn for several hours a day.

Stanford researchers are collaborating to develop a vibrating glove that could improve hand function following a stroke if worn for several hours a day.

Researchers led by Daniel Palanker have discovered that an imaging technique known as interferometry could be used to monitor neuron behavior.

Researchers led by Daniel Palanker have discovered that an imaging technique known as interferometry could be used to monitor neuron behavior.

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New research examines how Zika viruses enter cells and shows that their behavior is different than that of some related viruses.

New research examines how Zika viruses enter cells and shows that their behavior is different than that of some related viruses.

A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.

A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.