Stanford researchers develop a single-cell genomics technique to reverse engineer the developing lung
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How do embryos form the cells in our lungs, muscles, nerves and other tissues? A new process decodes the genetic instructions that enable the all-purpose cells of the embryo to multiply and transform into the many specialized cell types in the body.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and also address developing-world problems such as water quality and health.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Groundbreaking study finds hundreds of variants of neurexin proteins, offering new evidence linking these differences to complex brain functions and disorders like autism.
Friday, March 7, 2014
When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are developing a simple device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, and have flown in near-zero gravity to show that it works.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Foldscope is a fully functional microscope that can be laser- or die-cut out of paper for about 50 cents.
Shedding a light on pain: A technique developed by Stanford bioengineers could lead to new treatments
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Stanford researchers have developed mice whose sensitivity to pain can be dialed up or down by shining light on their paws. The research could help scientists understand and eventually treat chronic pain in humans.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Recording the neural activity of monkeys as they plan to reach, or just react, will help engineers design better brain-controlled prosthetic limbs.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Stanford scientists genetically engineer versions of myosin proteins that transport biological materials in cells to illuminate design features that keep these protein motors on track.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Bioengineering professor joins an elite group honored by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
Monday, December 16, 2013
Stanford engineers are working to create a flu vaccine that could be produced more quickly and offer broader protection than what is available today.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Stanford alum will also be a member of the new Stanford Institute of Chemical Biology.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tech leader cites university's academic environment as crucial to producing insights at the intersection of life sciences, technology and engineering.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Michael Lin and Elizabeth Sattely are among eight Stanford researchers given NIH grants to pursue innovative research in biomedicine.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Researchers from engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, humanities, ethics and the law, working together at the Clark Center, have been part of the Bio-X story of innovation.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Called a molecular network diverter, this new switch combines existing biological techniques into a meta-tool that can sense and modulate the signals that regulate the molecular machinery of life.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Tough, bioengineered peptide is a major advance in brain tumor imaging that could enable more precise surgical removal.
From bridges to snails and lead contamination, seven new sustainability research projects for Stanford Woods Institute
Friday, June 21, 2013
The 2013 Environmental Venture Projects enable interdisciplinary research studies that propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Drew Endy named an Open Science Champion of Change.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Stanford bioengineers have transformed an intact, post-mortem mouse brain into a transparent three-dimensional structure that keeps all the fine wiring and molecular structures in place. Known as CLARITY, the technique stands to transform our understanding of the brain and indeed of any biological tissue.