Life Sciences and Healthcare
By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.
Yi Cui | Photo by Matt Beardsley/SLAC
What do a battery, a facemask and a solar cell have in common?
Last modified Fri, 29 Apr, 2016 at 9:26
A scholar applies the mathematical tools of management science to help improve human health.
Is methadone a cost-effective strategy for treating heroin addiction? | REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Last modified Wed, 27 Apr, 2016 at 14:33
An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.
Ferrari, a lovebird, with Stanford's David Lentink, who is using a wind tunnel to probe the mysteries of birds in flight. | Photo by L.A. Cicero
Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 15:46
A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.
Can we build better prostheses? | REUTERS/Mary Schwalm
Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 13:57
Stanford’s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually.
Last modified Thu, 21 Apr, 2016 at 13:12
Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length — and even repair itself if punctured.
In this sample of “artificial muscle,” a circle marks the spot where, after the material was deliberately punctured in an experiment, its chemical nature allowed it to heal itself. | Photo courtesy of Bao Research Group
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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.
A time-lapse image shows the trajectories of tumor cells (green) after being stained with fluorescent dyes and labeled with magnetic nanoparticles. | Image courtesy of R. J. Wilson, C.M. Earhart and S. X. Wang
Last modified Tue, 12 Apr, 2016 at 16:55
Inspired by personal experience, an engineer pioneers the development of ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body.
Ada Poon is developing tiny electronic devices to dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body. | Photo courtesy of Poon Lab
Last modified Mon, 25 Apr, 2016 at 8:56
A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer.
A representation of the Axl protein reconstructed from X-ray crystallography data | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Last modified Fri, 1 Apr, 2016 at 9:35
In celebration of EARTH DAY
Get inspired by students who have created new devices, built businesses, participated in policy making, or worked in an NGO in pursuit of sustainability - and how you can too!
Last modified Fri, 25 Mar, 2016 at 9:40