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Enabling deep, focused transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Key neurotechnology patent #34

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,520,848 Today we are sharing a key 2009 patent, assigned to Stanford University, that enables the stimulation…
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Building a market for renewable thermal technologies

Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis concludes.

Asian-American students have strong academic support

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian-American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a…
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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead…
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An algorithm that knows when you’ll get bored with your favorite mobile game

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so…
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Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer from a blood sample

Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is…
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Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression

Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to…
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Metabolism and epigenetics play role in cancer development

A new study investigated how epigenetics can modulate human’s genetic program — it can emphasize or silence genes. The new research shows that if…
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Hitting cancer with high-intensity ultrasound, immunotherapy

In a new study, researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor and TLR9 agonist) can produce…
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Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study…
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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves’ hunting prowess

As wolf populations plummeted, the eastern coyote assumed the role of apex predator in forests along the Atlantic Coast. New research, however, shows that…
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Overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to…
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