list : Bioengineering

  • New incubator for life science innovation

    A recently vacated building in Stanford Research Park will be the future home of a new life science incubator and lab suites. Located near campus, this incubator will serve as an anchor for a preeminent life science district.

  • Ultra-fast communication in aquatic microbes

    Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead Stanford researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication.

  • Neuron-nudged mice see what isn’t there

    Stanford scientists, using only direct brain stimulation, reproduced both the brain dynamics and the behavioral response of mice taught to discriminate between two different images.

  • Seeking secrets of worm’s regenerative power

    No one knows exactly how flatworms can rebuild their entire bodies from the tiniest sliver. Now, bioengineers and materials scientists are building new tools to study the worms’ awesome regenerative powers.

  • Targeting cancer, sparing healthy cells

    Stanford researchers have developed synthetic proteins that can rewire cancer cells in a lab dish by co-opting critical disease-associated pathways.

  • Possible role of deep brain structure in concussion

    Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion.

  • Social- versus food-related brain cells

    Researchers at Stanford demonstrated that direct stimulation of fewer than two dozen neurons linked to social interaction was enough to suppress a mouse’s drive to feed itself.

  • How bacteria harness fluid currents

    Figuring out how bacteria bring in nutrients could point to ways of killing them without poison. More generally, this research could also reveal how small organisms cooperate by generating networks of flow patterns.

  • Mystery of a simple marine animal

    Watching the movement of every cell in an adult animal all at once, the Prakash lab discovered ultra-fast cellular contractions. This research suggests a new role for cellular contractions in tissue cohesion.

  • Concussion study in high school football

    Three Bay Area high school football teams have been outfitted with mouthguards that measure head motion. Stanford scientists hope to use the data to better understand what causes concussions.