Topic List : Bioengineering
How starfish larvae eat and run
Tiny starfish larvae employ a complex and previously unknown survival mechanism involving whorls of water that either bring food to them or speed them away to better feeding grounds.
Promise of an air-bag bike helmet
Drop tests from as high as 2 meters show that an air-bag helmet may reduce impact by as much as sixfold compared to traditional bike helmets.
Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant
The bioengineer develops novel tools for “frugal science” — inexpensive devices that can be used to tackle global health problems and that also aim to democratize access to scientific experience.
Stanford will be part of Biohub
Faculty from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UCSF will receive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study biotechnology.
Deisseroth wins Massry Prize
The psychiatrist and bioengineer is being honored for his groundbreaking work in creating a viable technique for installing light-driven “on” and “off” switches on the surfaces of nerve cells, enabling investigators to learn exactly what they do.
Creating ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’
Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide an effective way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply.
Biodesign marks 15th anniversary
Stanford Biodesign has been renamed the Byers Center for Biodesign, and it’s now focusing on creating health-care technology that’s affordable.
$10 million grant funds infection-focused center
The new center will explore intracellular and intercellular processes by which salmonella bacteria, responsible for more than 100 million symptomatic infections annually, infect immune cells.
Brain activity that underlies risky choices
When rats were trained to choose between high- and low-risk options while a circuit in their brains was monitored and manipulated, a specific signal in that circuit determined their choice.
Accelerating protein evolution
A new tool enables researchers to test millions of mutated proteins in a matter of hours or days. The technology could speed the search for new medicines, industrial enzymes and biosensors.