Topic List : Bioengineering
$1.49 million for inflammation research
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease.
Deisseroth awarded Heineken Prize
Karl Deisseroth was awarded the prize for developing optogenetics, which enables remote manipulation of nerve cells using light, and hydrogel-tissue chemistry, which lets light and molecular probes travel through biological tissue…
Building rapid-response ventilators
An effort to design and build simplified ventilators for patients with severe cases of COVID-19 is being led by researchers at Stanford.
Protein decoy stymies lung cancer in mice
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF slowed the spread of a type of nonsmall cell lung cancer in mice by neutralizing a single protein that would otherwise set off a chain reaction, causing runaway tumor growth.
Mild head trauma damages brain barrier
Researchers at Stanford and Trinity College in Dublin report preliminary evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier in adolescent and adult athletes even if they did not report a concussion.
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.