Janet Rae-Dupree

Innovation Journalist

Silicon Valley/Bay Area

Janet Rae-Dupree

An award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, web sites and book publishers



Trojan Tech Talk

Ellis Meng didn’t intend to become an entrepreneur – all she really wanted was to get tenure. But natural-born innovators need an outlet. Today Meng, 40, is co-founder of research micro-pump company Fluid Synchrony and is on the verge of creating a second company aimed at treating hydrocephalus, a serious, abnormal buildup of fluid in the brain.

Stanford engineers observe moment when a mind changes

A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind. Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur when a monkey making free choices has a change of mind.
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Stanford study shows success of different programming styles in computer science class

The Graduate School of Education and the Computer Science Department engaged in a joint research project to advance new approaches to teaching. After conducting automated analyses of what students do from moment to moment as they learn to write computer programs, Stanford University researchers were able to predict — with surprising accuracy — the students’ final grades.
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10 Terrific Online Resources for Studying Anatomy and Physiology

No matter how much you study or how many Latin and Greek roots you memorize, it’s inevitable that some aspects of anatomy and physiology will leave you dazed and confused. But if you study within reach of an Internet connection, you don’t have to stay that way for long. Simply surf over to one of the following ten sites and start entering search terms.
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Discovering New Parts of the Human Anatomy

Think people know everything there is to know about human anatomy? Think again. Researchers announced the discovery of two new body parts in 2013 alone. The first new anatomical feature was announced in June, when a previously unknown layer was discovered in the eye’s cornea. Now called Dua’s Layer after Prof.
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Moving beyond Mother Nature: The Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction

Assisted reproduction goes above and beyond people’s usual ideas about how humans make babies. Here is a glimpse into what humans have been doing to help Mother Nature perpetuate the species. Fertility medication: Used to treat female infertility, these drugs are used primarily to stimulate ovulation.
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The Microbiome: An Important Part of Human Physiology

From almost the moment they were discovered, bacteria have had a rotten reputation. “Germs,” people called them. People scrubbed them away, developed drugs to kill them, cursed them for causing sickness and death. It turns out, however, that the 100 trillion microbes living in and on people — that’s ten single-cell organisms for every one human cell — are a fundamental component of human physiology.
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Janet Rae-Dupree

Janet Rae-Dupree has been an award-winning editor and writer at national magazines and newspapers since the early 1980s, first as a general news reporter, and later as both a science/medicine writer and a business/technology editor. Since 1993, she has been covering Silicon Valley for a number of publications, including U.S. News & World Report,
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US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

America is starving research scientists of the funds they need to do their groundbreaking work. In response, many of them are preparing to go overseas, which would destroy the innovation economy.
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Common Core: Year One

Shifting educational standards are no easy problem to solve. Learn how the Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative is helping the region’s schools prepare.
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Smart Start - and - Misplaced

Smart Start: Early childhood learning paves the path to academic success. SVCF programs inspire a love of learning — and give parents the tools to support children. Misplaced: Why are students who succeed in middle school algebra forced to repeat it in high school? The answer is important — especially to the students being derailed from the college track.
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Creating the Heart of a Planet in the Heart of a Gem | SLAC News Center

Although materials scientists have theorized for years that a form of super-dense aluminum exists under the extreme pressures found inside a planet's core, no one had ever actually seen it. Until now.
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Janet Rae-Dupree

I cover innovation as my beat, focusing on emerging technologies, scientific discovery, R&D, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and market transfer.