Monday, January 26, 2015
By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Although the mechanisms of concussions are still being revealed, David Camarillo's lab has measured the forces imparted on the brain in greater detail than ever before. The results could eventually lead to better injury detection and prevention.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In one experiment bioengineers found that larger genetic mutants fared better, and in a second study they created viable cells using non-standard parts.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Professor of bioengineering, of genetics and of biomedical informatics research, was elected for contributions in the field of bioinformatics.
Stanford engineers developing miniature wireless device to create better way of studying chronic pain
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Synthetic molecules hold great potential for revealing key processes that occur in cells, but the trial-and-error approach to their design has limited their effectiveness. Christina Smolke introduces a computer model that could provide better blueprints for building synthetic genetic tools.
Friday, September 12, 2014
An idea that started as a long shot – using light to control the activity of the brain – is now widely used at Stanford and worldwide to understand the brain's wiring and to unravel behavior.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A Stanford Bio-X team found that the brain's wiring is more complex than expected – one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, depending on how it fires. The work opens new questions for scientists trying to map the brain's connections.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Reducing internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant developed by Stephen Quake's lab could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and reduce a patient's eye pressure.
Friday, August 22, 2014
A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Manu Prakash honored for 'frugal science' initiatives, creating instruments that make scientific exploration inexpensive.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A team led by Assistant Professor Zev Bryant builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
At TEDx Stanford, the associate professor of bioengineering talks about where genetic engineering should be going.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Stanford team has improved on technique for peering into the intact brain, making it more reliable and safer. The results could help scientists unravel the inner connections of how thoughts, memories or diseases arise.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The new findings could throw light on psychiatric disorders marked by impaired social interaction such as autism, social anxiety, schizophrenia and depression.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
New technique can be used in living cells to track a key family of proteins that regulate health or cause disease.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts received by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces applied in more common head traumas, such as car accidents and falls.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Noninvasive test detects donor DNA in a recipient's blood when a transplanted heart is being rejected.
Bioengineering and chemical engineering building at Stanford named for gifts from Ram and Vijay Shriram
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
$61 million in support from university trustee and his wife names the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering and endows the departmental chair.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Researchers use new techniques to document how cells can conceal growth, then suddenly swell like raisins into grapes; study is a ‘paradigm shift’ in understanding osmotic shock that may lead to new strategies for fighting bacterial disease.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Studying the proteins that build and maintain cells helps to reveal the molecular underpinnings of disease and health, and suggests new ways to bioengineer organisms for medicinal or industrial tasks.
Stanford bioengineers develop ‘molecular stethoscope’ that uses RNA to track the dynamics of fetal development and disease
Thursday, May 1, 2014
This new technique, which tracks RNA levels in blood samples, offers more information than DNA analysis. It's like having a video rather than a snapshot to help figure out what the body is doing, and why.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Daphne Koller, Stephen Quake and Mendel Rosenblum to become members of one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.