Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment.
STANFORD, Calif. – More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.
But treatment doesn’t end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough to prevent rejection of the donated organ but not so much as to leave them susceptible to infection.
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Tech leader cites university's academic environment as crucial to producing insights at the intersection of life sciences, technology and engineering.
Entrepreneur Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape, will give an additional $60 million to Stanford University. He made the announcement during the Oct. 9 celebration of the 10th anniversary of the James H. Clark Center, the home of Bio-X, made possible by Clark's first major gift to Stanford.
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Michael Lin and Elizabeth Sattely are among eight Stanford researchers given NIH grants to pursue innovative research in biomedicine.
Eight Stanford University scientists, including two from the School of Engineering, have received more than $17 million from the National Institutes of Health that will enable them to pursue innovative research in biomedicine.
They are among the recipients of 78 Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research and Early Independence Awards presented by the NIH in 2013. The awards encourage high-risk, high-reward approaches to biomedical and behavioral research.
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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.
In 2003 the first faculty members moved into the James H. Clark Center, home to the Bio-X initiative conceived five years earlier. At a time when science was suggesting new avenues of research and, indeed, spawning entirely new disciplines of study, Bio-X was designed to bring together faculty and students in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, humanities, ethics and the law. The idea was simple: to encourage these bright minds to pursue research that might otherwise fall between the cracks.
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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.
A Stanford bioengineering lab has developed a technology that can tweak the control systems that regulate the inner workings of cells, pointing the way toward future medical interventions that could switch off diseased states or turn on healthy processes.
The research paper being published today by Science Express describes a biological tool that principal author Christina Smolke, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering, has dubbed a molecular network diverter.
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Tough, bioengineered peptide is a major advance in brain tumor imaging that could enable more precise surgical removal.
In a breakthrough that could have wide-ranging applications in molecular medicine, Stanford University researchers have created a bioengineered peptide that enables imaging in lab mice of medulloblastomas, among the most devastating of malignant childhood brain tumors.
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From bridges to snails and lead contamination, seven new sustainability research projects for Stanford Woods Institute
The 2013 Environmental Venture Projects enable interdisciplinary research studies that propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges.
More frequent bridge failures are one of the risks the public faces from a changing climate. Swiftly moving storm water can scour the dirt and rocks from around bridge piers, leading to collapse.
But policymakers soon may have help prioritizing which bridges to strengthen first, thanks to new research funding from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
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Drew Endy named an Open Science Champion of Change.
Drew Endy, a synthetic biologist and assistant professor of bioengineering, has been honored by the White House as part of its Champions of Change Open Science program, which recognizes those who promote and use “open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world.”
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Congrats class of 2013!
Come celebrate your upcoming commencement with Stanford Engineering.
Join us in the SEQ on June 12 from 3-5 pm.
Enjoy some yummy ice cream and a pick up your senior gift -- a luggage tag for all those new adventures you're going to have!
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Bioengineer receives one of nation's highest honors in science. His innovations include a rapid DNA sequencer, a non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome and the biological equivalent of the integrated circuit.
Stephen Quake, the Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of bioengineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Five other Stanford faculty members joined Quake in this year’s class of new members.
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