Topic List : Bioengineering
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.
A word with Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, calls the human brain “the most complicated object in the universe.” The Stanford psychiatrist and bioengineer is well-known for developing two game-changing techniques — optogenetics and CLARITY.
Deisseroth wins $3 million prize
Initiated in 2013 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the annual award — the world’s largest in dollar terms — honors pioneers in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics.