life sciences and healthcare News

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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​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks

Thursday, April 28, 2016

By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.

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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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​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 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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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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The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think — much more.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.

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Machine-learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day

Thursday, February 25, 2016

An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.

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How data analytics is going to transform all industries

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

At Stanford's first Women in Data Science Conference, engineers from industry and academia discuss personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity and more.

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The National Academy of Engineering elects four new Stanford faculty members

Friday, February 12, 2016

Three engineers and a biochemist are selected for the field’s highest professional honor.

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What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.

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What might the future hold?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

At Stanford's Future Fest, a group of engineers from industry and academia discuss artificial intelligence, the "revolution" in biology and the balance between risk and regulation.

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