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.
November 5, 2019
RFP LIVE NOW: the Stanford Bio-X Program and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have opened its call for applications for the Visiting Scholar or Visiting Postdoc Fellowships @ Stanford Bio-X!
September 23, 2019
The Stanford Bio-X Program would like to announce our call for applications for the Undergraduate Summer Research Program with funding available starting in the summer of 2020.
September 18, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Michelle Monje and Robert Malenka, Stanford Bio-X Genentech Postdoctoral Fellow Anna Geraghty, and Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Lydia Tam have found that high-grade gliomas wire themselves into the healthy brain, receiving and interpreting electrical signals from normal neurons. Their work is featured on the cover of Nature.
Join us for the upcoming Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program Symposium on August 29, 2019! This symposium will feature talks from numerous faculty, as well as a scientific poster session.
June 27, 2019
For years, researchers studied key enzymes in largely piecemeal fashion. Now, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Polly Fordyce and Dan Herschlag are using new techniques to explore previously inaccessible aspects of the molecules that make life happen.
May 29, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Hiromitsu Nakauchi and Kyle Loh and their colleagues may have cracked the code to doing stem cell transplants and gene therapy without radiation and chemotherapy.
May 14, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Blocking the development of mast cells or the activity of a cartilage-degrading enzyme they produce secrete mice from osteoarthritis in a study from Stanford Bio-X affiliates Bill Robinson, Stephen Galli, Nicholas Giori, Stuart Goodman, and Constance Chu.
May 13, 2019 - Stanford News
Researchers don’t know how viruses like those that cause chicken pox infect cells. Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Ann Arvin and Wah Chiu, supported by a Bio-X Seed Grant, are using a super-cold form of electron microscopy to find out.
May 13, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliates Tony Wyss-Coray, Eugene Butcher, Stephen Quake, and Marion Buckwalter, Bio-X Fellow Andrew Yang, and Bio-X USRP participant Taylor Merkel found that impeding a specific protein enabled old mice to perform better on memory tests.
May 6, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Anca Pasca, Sergiu Pasca, and Theo Palmer find that low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon. Their work is featured on the May 2019 cover of Nature Medicine.
May 6, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliates Aaron Newman, Ash Alizadeh, Maximilian Diehn and Andrew Gentles, partly supported by a Bio-X Seed Grant, have developed a computational platform for analyzing the molecular behavior of individual cells in tissue samples.
May 1, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
In a study of 30 children with autism, Stanford Bio-X affiliates Karen Parker, Antonio Hardan, and Joseph Garner found that vasopressin improved social skills more than a placebo, suggesting that the hormone may treat core features of the disorder.
April 30, 2019 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Laramie Duncan explains that genome-wide association studies of psychiatric disorders are far more reliable than older, smaller genetic studies.
April 26, 2019 - Stanford News
So far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Peter Kim has developed new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.
April 22, 2019 - Stanford News
No one knows exactly how flatworms can rebuild their entire bodies from the tiniest sliver. Supported by a Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant, affiliated faculty Bo Wang, Nicholas Melosh, and Andrew Fire are building new tools to study the worms’ regeneration.
April 17, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Paul Bollyky, Bio-X Fellow Jolien Sweere, and Undergraduate Summer Research Program participant Michelle have shown that some viruses sequester antibiotics in CF patients' lungs, possibly helping bacterial infections.
March 25, 2019 - Stanford News
Three high schoolers working under Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Tsachy Weissman found that, when file size is restricted, humans are better at representing images than traditional algorithms.
March 25, 2019 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford researchers including Bio-X affiliate Fei-Fei Li are tackling the problem of post-intensive care syndrome with artificial intelligence technology that detects patient mobility.
March 20, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
In 2014, after months of not getting expected results, Stanford Bio-X founding member, first Director, and affiliated faculty James Spudich fell asleep and had a dream that would change the thinking about what causes a common and often lethal heart defect.
March 18, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Sam Gambhir and Bio-X Fellows Amin Aalipour and Gunsagar Gulati were able to engineer immune cells known as macrophages to detect and flag cancer in mice, which could be used for early cancer diagnostics.
March 18, 2019 - Stanford News
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team under Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Hongjie Dai has now developed a way to harness seawater for chemical energy.
March 18, 2019 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Scientists studying cell death, including Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Jan Carette and Scott Dixon, are working to understand how the body protects itself from disease and use that information to form better treatments.
March 15, 2019 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Jennifer Dionne redefines what it means for low-cost semiconductors, called quantum dots, to be near-perfect and meet quality standards.
March 14, 2019 - Stanford Engineering
Through biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty David Camarillo, Michael Zeineh and Gerald Grant and Stanford Bio-X Fellow Fidel Hernandez show how hits to the side of the head could cause concussions.
March 14, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Researchers under Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Joseph Wu have found a way to predict who will suffer heart problems from a common breast-cancer drug, as well as identified an FDA-approved medication that could mitigate those side effects.
March 13, 2019 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Some breast cancers return decades later. Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Christina Curtis, joined by collaborators at other institutions, has subcategorized tumors to predict recurrence, guide treatment decisions and improve drug development.