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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which calls for initial federal funding of $100 million, will make use of several innovative technologies invented by Stanford scientists.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A team of Stanford University bioengineers has taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology. They have developed a biological transistor made from genetic material — DNA and RNA. The team calls its invention the “transcriptor.”
Monday, March 11, 2013
Stanford Professor Karl Deisseroth joins a super-team of scientists to propose the Brain Activity map, a collaborative initiative akin to the Human Genome Project, to better understand how the brain works.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bioengineer receives $1.5 million Distinguished Investigator grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for his work to create computer models of entire cells.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Melinda Mathur, a PhD candidate in Bioengineering, says the Vincent V.C. Woo Graduate Fellowship is allowing her to pursue research that tackles big issues.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Vismodegib—also know by its brand name Erivedge—is the first class of drugs that treats inoperable basal cell carcinomas by inhibiting one of the key regulators in human development: the hedgehog molecular signaling pathway. Bioengineer Matthew Scott was a key player in the history of hedgehog gene research.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The fellowships aim to advance research in aerospace and sustainable energy.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Researchers at Stanford have pinpointed well-defined types of neurons within a specific brain region to directly tie them to the control of several symptoms of major depressive illness. Using optogenetics they can turn the symptoms on and off using light. The findings provided a much more detailed understanding of the brain circuitry of depression and could lead to concepts that help people suffering from depression.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Researchers Karl Deisseroth and Melissa Warden led a team that used optogenetics to identify the pathways in our brains that prompt us to act. Their findings could help explain how these pathways become dysfunctional in people suffering from major depression.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help disabled people maneuver computer cursors with their thoughts. The algorithm’s speed, accuracy and natural movement approach those of a real arm, doubling performance of existing algorithms.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Scientists at Stanford have developed an intracellular remote control: a simple way to activate and track proteins, the busiest of cellular machines, using beams of light.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The $100,000 award goes to develop and field test an ultra-low-cost paper microscope designed for disease diagnostics.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Preventing concussions in football requires first knowing what types of hits cause them. Stanford scientists have developed technologies that will help unlock that mystery.