Bioengineering News

​Stanford-NIST collaboration aims to give the bio-economy a big boost by measuring tiny things

Friday, May 20, 2016

​The Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology will bring together academic, government and industrial scientists to improve the measurement techniques, or metrology, of molecular products and processes.

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Rethinking one of medicine’s trusty staples: the urinary dipstick

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A low-cost, portable system that uses this trusty test strip could let patients get accurate urinalysis results at home, potentially easing the workload of primary care physicians.

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​Innovations in medical imaging are reshaping the war against cancer

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

​A biologist discusses an advanced imaging technique that can help detect early-stage tumors and guide surgeons with precision.

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David Camarillo: There is hope for concussion prevention

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

​Armed with new insights on traumatic brain injuries, a Stanford bioengineer advocates rethinking the designs and standards of protective gear.

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Studying a 'Silly Putty' protein could spur efforts to repair damaged human tissues

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New insights into collagen, the stretchy protein that provides a stiff cushion for cells, aids our understanding of regenerative medicine.

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​What is the relationship between communicable illnesses and illicit drug use?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

​A scholar applies the mathematical tools of management science to help improve human health.

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A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones

Friday, April 22, 2016

An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.

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​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

Friday, April 22, 2016

A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

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How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Stanford’s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually.

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A super stretchy, self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle

Monday, April 18, 2016

​Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length — and even repair itself if punctured.

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​John Hennessy: Great leadership can be learned

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.​

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​Ada Poon: How miniaturized electronic devices can be used as medical therapeutics

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

​Inspired by personal experience, an engineer pioneers the development of ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body.

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​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

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How could we use the tiniest specs of diamonds?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Extracting nanodiamonds from crude oil could help produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.

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How do we prevent cancer’s spread?

Friday, April 1, 2016

A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer.

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Harnessing big data to better understand what happens when we mix drugs

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bioengineering Professor Russ Altman mines patient data to discover unreported side effects of drugs, and paves a path to future medical breakthroughs.

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What is the relationship between the brain and risky behavior?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A study of brain circuitry in rats could shed light on how humans make decisions involving risk.

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Eye on the prize: More comfortable contact lenses

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A team of engineers say new insights into human tears could lead to more comfortable lenses.

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Can bioengineering transform cells into drug factories?

Monday, March 21, 2016

An interdisciplinary research team shows how we just might be able to grow more plentiful and better medicines in the lab.

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The body's biggest defender may one day be smaller than you think

Friday, March 18, 2016

A group of researchers shows how nanomedicine is changing the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Musical training gives Stanford engineers a creative lift

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.

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How hospitals avoid penalties for making patients sick

Monday, March 14, 2016

A team of scholars say lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.

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Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

Monday, March 7, 2016

A team of engineers works on a material that can flex like skin, transmit sensory data to the brain and restore a sense of touch.

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Manu Prakash: "You suddenly stumble upon completely new and creative solutions"

Friday, March 4, 2016

Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.

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Squishiness can indicate embryo viability

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A group of bioengineers & physicians discover that embryo 'squishing' could lead to more successful IVF pregnancies.

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