Stanford University

$50M Grant to Expedite Vaccine Discovery

by Stanford University

Stanford University announced Jan. 29 that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate efforts in vaccine development. The $50 million grant over 10 years will build on existing technology developed at Stanford and housed in the Human Immune Monitoring Core, and will establish the Stanford Human Systems Immunology Center. The center aims to better understand how the immune system can be harnessed to develop vaccines for the world's most deadly infectious diseases.

Department of Energy Cites Stanford University for Worker Safety and Health Violations

by U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Stanford University (Stanford) for four violations of the Department's worker safety and health regulations.  Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and its enforcement program supports this priority by holding contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Inside a Living Brain

by Stanford University

A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease.

Brief Fire at Stanford University's SLAC Lab Wednesday Night Posed No Threat, Officials Say

by Stanford University

Following a thorough damage assessment, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory had restored power to the linear accelerator. All safety systems and fire suppression systems have been restored. SLAC will start up accelerator operation and resume operations at both LCLS and FACET, according to the lab's website. The fire had shut down the lab as of late Thursday, June 28, but there were no injuries and no danger to the community, the university said in a statement.

Rethinking the "Natural" Habitat for Wildlife

by Rob Jordan-Stanford University News Office

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford researchers.