Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members and fellows are generating scientific advances that expand our understanding of how the body works and will ultimately improve human health. These news stories and press releases describe some of those breakthroughs.
February 25, 2016 - Stanford Report
Bio-X affiliate Nick Melosh finds that heating simple metal oxides, like rust, could become the foundation for a solar technology that would make and store electricity by separating the hydrogen and oxygen atoms that make up water.
February 24, 2016 - Stanford Report
Supported by a Bio-X Seed Grant, a team under Bio-X affiliates David Camarillo and Barry Behr has found that the squishiness of an hour-old fertilized egg can predict its viability, a metric that could lead to safer, more successful IVF pregnancies.
February 17, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
The findings, from Bio-X affiliates David Relman and Susan Holmes, could help scientists detect potential health problems facing marine mammals due to climate change, as well as answer a mystery about how dolphins digest whole fish.
February 16, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
With Bio-X affiliate Rhiju Das, video-gamers have co-authored a paper describing a new set of rules for determining the difficulty of designing RNA molcecule structures.
February 12, 2016 - Stanford Report
A romantic evening of chocolate and wine would not be possible without an assist from fungi, says Bio-X affiliate Kabir Peay. In fact, truffles might be the ultimate romantic gift, as they exude pheromones that can attract female mammals.
February 10, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of the hematopoietic stem cell, Stanford researchers under Bio-X affiliate Irv Weissman have found a marker that allows them to study the version of these stem cells that continues to replicate.
February 4, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Researchers under Bio-X affiliate Gill Bejerano have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
February 4, 2016 - Stanford Report
Stanford researchers under Bio-X affiliate Marcus Feldman, armed with mathematical models, suggest that our higher level of cultural organization may have allowed us to eventually overwhelm the Neanderthals.
February 3, 2016 - Stanford Report
Stanford researchers under Bio-X affiliate Xiaoke Chen manipulated the brains of morphine-addicted mice and allowed them to overcome withdrawal symptoms. This could offer a new approach to quieting symptoms that often lead to recurring drug use.
January 27, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Researchers under Bio-X affiliate Ron Davis find that complementary electronic technologies underlie a newly developed, wearable sensor to monitor the body.
January 27, 2016 - Stanford Engineering
A new study under Bio-X affiliate Jelena Vuckovic shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.
January 21, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Oswaldo Jimenez's doctors, including Bio-X affiliate Jeffrey Feinstein, needed to perform what is referred to as a “bridge-to-transplant” solution, one that would sustain his organs until a transplant could be done.
January 20, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Research under Bio-X affiliates Michael Clarke and Matt van de Rijn find that a small subset of colon cancers lacks the CDX2 protein — a hallmark of colon tissue maturation.
January 13, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Bio-X affiliate Justin Sonnenburg found that when mice with gut bacteria from a human ate a low-fiber diet, the diversity of their intestinal inhabitants plummeted.
January 11, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Lloyd Minor, Dean of the School of Medicine and Bio-X Executive Committee Member, hopes leaders will set their sights higher for the health of the American people.
January 11, 2016 - Stanford Report
Researchers under Bio-X affiliates Zhenan Bao and Yi Cui have invented a lithium-ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature, which could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.
January 7, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A study under Bio-X affiliates David Kingsley and Gill Bejerano of the tiny stickleback fish led to the identification of a genomic region possibly linked to modifications in human toes and feet that enable upright walking.
January 6, 2016 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A new technique developed under Bio-X affiliated faculty Joseph Garner helps preserve valuable research mice from a condition that is the most common, preventable reason for euthanasia.
January 5, 2016 - Stanford Report
Scientists under Bio-X affiliate Russell Fernald show how the selective expression of genes through epigenetics can regulate the social status of African cichlid fish.
December 23, 2015 - Stanford Report
Researchers under Bio-X affiliates Hongjie Dai and Zhen Cheng, including 2013 Mona M. Burgess SIGF and Stanford Bio-X Fellow Bo Zhang, invented a long wavelength near-infrared fluorescent molecule to improve the imaging depth of glowing dyes.
December 18, 2015 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A study by Bio-X affiliates Gary Steinberg, John Huguenard, and Stephen Smith shows that Zolpidem (trade name Ambien) increased the rate at which mice that had strokes recovered their pre-stroke sensory acuity and motor coordination.
December 16, 2015 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Bio-X affiliates Manish Butte and Olav Solgaard, partially supported by a Stanford Bio-X IIP Seed Grant, have developed a way to use atomic force microscopy to measure cells, which could pave the way for better understanding immune disorders and cancer.