life sciences and healthcare News
Friday, March 4, 2016
Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
At Stanford's first Women in Data Science Conference, engineers from industry and academia discuss personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity and more.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Three engineers and a biochemist are selected for the field’s highest professional honor.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A computer scientist explores ‘the dark matter of our digital universe.’
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Researchers have developed a new way to use atomic force microscopy to rapidly measure the mechanical properties of cells at the nanometer scale, an advance that could pave the way for better understanding immune disorders and cancer.
Monday, December 14, 2015
A new technique can reveal subtle differences among the genomes of multiple species and subspecies of microbes.
Monday, December 7, 2015
A new tool enables researchers to test millions of mutated proteins in a matter of hours or days, speeding the search for new medicines, industrial enzymes and biosensors.
Monday, November 9, 2015
A new technology has promise to safely find buried plastic explosives and maybe even spot fast-growing tumors. The technique involves the clever interplay of microwaves and ultrasound to develop a detector like the Star Trek tricorder.
Bioengineering Professor Karl Deisseroth awarded $3 million Breakthrough Prize for work in optogenetics
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Three Stanford professors honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A Stanford-led team shows how these ancient creatures' undulating motions cause water to pull them along. This counterintuitive insight could spur new designs for energy-efficient underwater craft.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Stanford has added a permanent undergraduate training program to this new field “at the interface of life sciences and engineering.”
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Brandeis University bestows the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine on the Stanford bioengineer whose analyses using microscopic amounts of fluids are providing new medical insights.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading to big improvements in health care.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
It typically takes a year to produce hydrocodone from plants, but Christina Smolke and colleagues have genetically modified yeast to make it in just a few days. The technique could improve access to medicines in impoverished nations, and later be used to develop treatments for other diseases.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Researchers from academia, industry and government launch effort to define standards for using bits and pieces of molecular biomachinery to create things such as vaccines, drugs and biosensors.
Friday, April 10, 2015
In an interdisciplinary blend of engineering and medicine, Pruitt seeks to detect and measure the minute forces generated by living cells.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Device is used to monitor brain pressure in lab mice as prelude to possible use with human patients; future applications of this pressure-sensing technology could lead to touch-sensitive “skin” for prosthetic devices.
Stanford engineers developing miniature wireless device to create better way of studying chronic pain
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Stanford engineers are working to create a flu vaccine that could be produced more quickly and offer broader protection than what is available today.