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Four years after his death, possibly the greatest mystery famed neuroscientist Ben Barres ever sought to solve has become a bit less opaque.

Four years after his death, possibly the greatest mystery famed neuroscientist Ben Barres ever sought to solve has become a bit less opaque.

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This new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores scientific advances that are helping unlock the mysteries of the brain.

This new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores scientific advances that are helping unlock the mysteries of the brain.

Stanford Medicine researchers found an element -- a prion -- that can control whether yeast cells and their progeny grow to large, or not.

Stanford Medicine researchers found an element -- a prion -- that can control whether yeast cells and their progeny grow to large, or not.

A common ovarian cancer evades detection by convincing nearby immune cells to treat it as a developing fetus.

A common ovarian cancer evades detection by convincing nearby immune cells to treat it as a developing fetus.

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Three of Stanford Medicine's Nobel laureates offer advice to future winners about hearing the news and what to expect next in their careers.

Three of Stanford Medicine's Nobel laureates offer advice to future winners about hearing the news and what to expect next in their careers.

A protein on a cell structure called the primary cilia links diabetes and obesity. The discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments.

A protein on a cell structure called the primary cilia links diabetes and obesity. The discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments.

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Stanford Medicine researchers conducted an experiment to find new genes that, when knocked out, boost immune cells' cancer-killing ability.

Stanford Medicine researchers conducted an experiment to find new genes that, when knocked out, boost immune cells' cancer-killing ability.

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Researcher from Stanford Stanford have created an imaging technique to view the fine details of RNA molecules.

Researcher from Stanford Stanford have created an imaging technique to view the fine details of RNA molecules.

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A Stanford pediatric infectious disease expert is highlighted in a new campaign to answer parents' questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

A Stanford pediatric infectious disease expert is highlighted in a new campaign to answer parents' questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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A clinical trial studying convalescent plasma in COVID patients was determined ineffective by the National Institutes of Health and others.

A clinical trial studying convalescent plasma in COVID patients was determined ineffective by the National Institutes of Health and others.

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Stanford Medicine researchers discovered that short-term memories are stored in “distributed” neural patterns in the brain.

Stanford Medicine researchers discovered that short-term memories are stored in “distributed” neural patterns in the brain.

To help us understand muscle loss as we age, a Stanford Medicine research team’s engineered tissue is sent to the International Space Station.

To help us understand muscle loss as we age, a Stanford Medicine research team’s engineered tissue is sent to the International Space Station.

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Tiny fish evolve rapidly and predictably by diving into a 'genetic toolbox' shared with other organisms including Darwin's finches.

Tiny fish evolve rapidly and predictably by diving into a 'genetic toolbox' shared with other organisms including Darwin's finches.