Gene expression in humans, flies, worms
A multi-institutional effort to identify how genes are regulated among humans, flies and worms has identified significant similarities and differences among the organisms.
New potential painkiller
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Bioengineers close to brewing opioids without using poppies
A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes opioid-based medicines in stainless steel vats.
Eye implant could lead to better glaucoma treatment
A tiny eye implant developed at Stanford could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a glaucoma patient’s eye pressure.
Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice, scientists find
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.