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.
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.