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.
Incorporating touch into brain-computer interfaces: A Stanford Bio-X Fellowship supported Mona M. Burgess Fellow and Stanford Bio-X SIGF Fellow Darrel Deo's work with Dr. Allison Okamura, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Krishna Shenoy, Hong Seh and Vivian W. M. Lim Professor in the School of Engineering, and Dr. Jaimie Henderson, John and Jene Blume - Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery, to illuminate the role of haptic feedback in intracortical brain-computer interfaces!
Restoring sight with a retinal prosthesis: Dr. Daniel Palanker, Director of HEPL and Professor of Ophthalmology and (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering, and Dr. Stephen Baccus, Professor of Neurobiology, share the progress of their Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant!
Understanding freezing of gait in Parkinson's Disease: A Stanford Bio-X Fellowship has supported Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Johanna O'Day, who works with Dr. Scott Delp in Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart in Neurology & Neurological Sciences on understanding freezing of gait in Parkinson's Disease patients. Johanna is passionate about transformative interdisciplinary research and making an impact!
Engineering cells for immune tolerance: A Stanford Bio-X Fellowship has supported Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Payton Marshall's work with Dr. Paul Bollyky, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Immunology, and Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, Baker Family Director of Stanford ChEM-H and Anne T. & Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences, to conduct groundbreaking research at the interface of immunology and chemistry!
Helping children with cardiovascular defects: Dr. Alison Marsden, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering, and Stanford Bio-X Fellow Melody Dong, discuss how Bio-X has supported their research using fluid dynamics simulations to study blood flow in pulmonary arterial hypertension due to congenital heart defects. They hope that this work will lead to new treatments for children with pulmonary hypertension!
March 24, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Drew Endy, Michael Moseley and Fan Yang have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s college of fellows, which is composed of distinguished medical and biological engineers.
March 23, 2021 - Stanford News
Josh Makower, MD, MBA, an industry leader in health care technology, will return to the Clark Center, home of Stanford Bio-X, to become the director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign on Aug. 1. Makower will assume the role from the center’s founder, Paul Yock, MD, professor of medicine and of bioengineering. Yock, who holds the Martha Meier Weiland Professorship in the School of Medicine, will remain closely associated with the program in a new, more limited role.
Understanding the interplay of cell volume regulation, ECM viscoelasticity and the response to inflammation: Drs. Nidhi Bhutani, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Ovijit Chaudhuri, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, discuss their Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant supported collaboration to develop new interdisciplinary treatments for osteoathritis.
March 17, 2021 - Stanford News
New Nature paper supported by Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program Seed Grant: Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Sergiu Pasca and Hunter Fraser, with Stanford Bio-X Fellow Rachel Agoglia: In separate studies, researchers compared gene regulation related to brain and face development in humans and chimpanzees using a new technique. In both cases, they discovered new genetic differences between these species.
March 11, 2021 - Stanford News
A first of its kind study from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Liqun Luo and Surya Ganguli reveals dynamic interactions between dendritic growth and synaptic connectivity in the brain cells of developing mice.
March 9, 2021 - Stanford News
Researchers including Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Benjamin Domingue and Jason Yeatman find that reading fluency among second- and third-graders in the U.S. is roughly 30 percent behind what would be expected in a typical year.
March 1, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
We know that cellphones distract drivers. But now, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Allan Reiss and Hadi Hosseini have brain imagery and driving metrics to show how.
February 24, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Medicine, one of the first medical centers in the country to conduct clinical tests for COVID-19, has remained at the cutting edge of coronavirus detection, thanks in part to work by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Benjamin Pinsky.
February 11, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Euan Ashley and Steve Quake have contributed to Stanford Medicine's new service, which harnesses the power of genome sequencing to identify the source of diseases and help target treatments.
February 10, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Ovarian cancer genetic testing is underused and large gene panels lead to uncertain results, particularly for non-white patients, a study from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Jonathan Berek finds.
February 10, 2021 - Stanford News
A new model of disease spread from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Marcus Feldman describes how competing economic and health incentives influence social contact – and vice versa. The result is a complex and dynamic epidemic trajectory.
February 4, 2021 - Stanford News
Injecting patients with a gel that would dissolve over several months could replace the need to administer daily or weekly shots. But to make this possible, researchers including Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Eric Appel and Jian Qin and Stanford Bio-X Travel Award Recipient Anthony Yu first had to create a Jello-like substance that could defy one of the fundamental laws of nature.
February 1, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
A Stanford-developed anti-cancer therapy from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Nicholas Leeper, Irv Weissmann, and Andrei Iagaru, currently in clinical trials, may also reduce vascular inflammation in heart disease.
January 25, 2021 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members William Newsome and Paul Nuyujukian and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member and Clark Center building resident Krishna Shenoy have developed a system that can show the neural process of decision making in real time, including the mental process of flipping between options before expressing a final choice.
January 22, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
A study led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Kari Nadeau of twins with and without food allergies has uncovered differences in the fecal bacteria of allergic and non-allergic individuals.
January 21, 2021 - Stanford News
Using water samples and environmental data gathered over 48 hours or less, Stanford engineers led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Alexandria Boehm develop a new predictive technique for forecasting coastal water quality, a critical step in protecting public health and the ocean economy.
January 21, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Researchers including Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Benjamin Pinsky are screening diagnostic samples to identify known coronavirus variants circulating in the Bay Area, including those from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil.
January 20, 2021 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Scientists led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Katrin Andreasson, Frank Longo, Irv Weissman, Daria Mochly-Rosen, and Ravindra Majeti have identified a key factor in mental aging and shown that it might be prevented or reversed by fixing a glitch in the immune system’s front-line soldiers.
January 19, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Mark Davis, Calvin Kuo, Scott Boyd, Bill Robinson and Peter Kim transformed tonsils into immunology labs in a dish, aiding research to develop vaccines for COVID-19, the flu and other diseases.
January 19, 2021 - SLAC News Center
G6PD deficiency affects about 400M people worldwide and can pose serious health risks. Uncovering the causes of the most severe cases could finally lead to treatments. Research by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Soichi Wakatsuki and Daria Mochly-Rosen has identified one of the molecular mechanisms behind them.
January 15, 2021 - Stanford News
Using state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Jennifer Dionne watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation. This work could inform more efficient – and potentially new – forms of catalysis.
January 14, 2021 - Stanford News
By adding some magnetic flair to an exotic quantum experiment, physicists led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Benjamin Lev produced an ultra-stable one-dimensional quantum gas with never-before-seen “scar” states – a feature that could someday be useful for securing quantum information.
January 14, 2021 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Stephen Luby's research group found that a remediation and public education effort at an abandoned battery recycling facility in Bangladesh eliminated most lead soil contamination, but levels of the toxic metal in children living near the site did not decrease nearly as much. The discrepancy reveals the scope of other lead exposure sources and the challenge they present to public health.
January 12, 2021 - Stanford Medicine Scope
A blood test that predicts if a baby will be born prematurely works well for pregnant women in developing countries, a study from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Nima Aghaeepour, Martin Angst, Steve Quake, Michael Snyder, David Stevenson, Gary Shaw, Gary Darmstadt, and Virginia Winn and Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Mira Moufarrej found.
January 12, 2021 - Stanford News
Wildfire smoke will be one of the most widely felt health impacts of climate change throughout the country, but U.S. clean air regulations are not equipped to deal with it. Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Marshall Burke and other Stanford experts discuss the causes and impacts of wildfire activity and its rapid acceleration in the American west.