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.
April 16, 2018 - Stanford Medicine News Center
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it. The discovery, from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Michelle Monje and Crystal Mackall, is moving to human trials.
April 11, 2018 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Robert Negrin outlined the history of Stanford's bone marrow transplantation program and touched on research and other developments in the field over the past 30 years.
April 9, 2018 - Stanford Medicine News Center
In an observational study of almost a half-million participants, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Erik Ingelsson discovered an association between high fitness levels and low heart disease, even among those at genetic risk.
April 9, 2018 - Stanford Medicine Scope
In an interview in the journal Neuron, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Rob Malenka discusses a range of subjects from reflections on his own career trajectory to his approach to boosting those of his trainees to the future of neuroscience.
April 5, 2018 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Can computers carry out hospital safety-monitoring tasks better than humans? A research team including Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Fei-Fei Li has been testing the idea; so far, it's working well.
April 5, 2018 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Inspired by family members to pursue a science career, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Karen Parker is working to better understand the biological basis of social functioning as related to autism.
April 4, 2018 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A subset of liver cells with high levels of telomerase renews the organ during normal cell turnover and after injury, according to Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Steven Artandi. The cells may also give rise to liver cancer.
April 3, 2018 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members James Zou and Dan Jurafsky show that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the U.S. Census data.
April 3, 2018 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A circadian code controls the switch that produces fat cells, according to Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Mary Teruel. The work was supported by a 2014 Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program Seed Grant.
February 12, 2018 - The Dish
Arthur Bienenstock, professor of photon science, emeritus, is the winner of the 2018 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
February 6, 2018
Rohan Mehrotra started doing research at 14. Now, with Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Richard Zare as mentor, he’s a finalist in the 2018 Science Talent Search.
January 9, 2018
The Stanford Bio-X Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 15th annual competition for Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships.
October 2, 2017 - Stanford Medicine News Center
The findings of a new study led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Tina Hernandez-Boussard and Catherine Curtin suggest that illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as the source of the national drug epidemic.
October 2, 2017 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Sanjay Basu finds that participation in the Supplement-al Nutrition Assistant Program is associated with lower health-care expenditures.
October 2, 2017
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 2018.
September 29, 2017 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Dan Jurafsky has found that products in Japan sell better if their advertising includes polite language and words that invoke cultural traditions or authority.
September 25, 2017 - Stanford Medicine Scope
How muscle stem cells are activated is a mystery, but Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Brian Feldman and Thomas Rando have found another player in muscle regeneration.
September 25, 2017 - Stanford News
Left- and right-handed versions of molecules look similar but have different effects. Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Jennifer Dionne's lab is developing an optical filter to sort these molecules, which could lead to purer and safer drugs and agrichemicals.
September 25, 2017
Stanford Bio-X affiliated computer science student Po Tsui took part in MedHacks, a healthcare-focused hackathon at Johns Hopkins University.
September 21, 2017 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Allan Reiss has shown that early brain scans may help answer these future-oriented questions for children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of developmental disabilities and autism.
September 20, 2017 - Stanford Medicine News Center
High-grade gliomas cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Michelle Monje and Undergraduate Summer Research Program participant Lydia Tam find.
September 15, 2017 - Stanford News
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Michael Bernstein and Margaret Levi are addressing the future of work, with technology platforms and policies to protect workers’ rights and help employers assess employee qualifications as part of Stanford’s Cyber Initiative.
September 14, 2017 - Stanford News
Brick kiln pollution is ubiquitous in South Asia. An interdisciplinary team led by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Stephen Luby combines satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise awareness, and convince owners to use cleaner tech.
September 14, 2017 - Stanford Medicine Scope
What makes us thirsty? The answer, from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Liqun Luo and Karl Deisseroth and Undergraduate Summer Research Program participant Michael Chen, lies in a set of neurons that make life unpleasant for those behind on fluid intake.
September 12, 2017 - Stanford Medicine Scope
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Sanjay Basu set out to figure out whether, and to what degree, a capitation payment model could help a primary care practice shift from the traditional fee-for-service system to one based on population health management.
September 1, 2017 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy, Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Martin Angst, Garry Nolan, Robert Tibshirani, David Stevenson, and Gary Shaw have found, which could lay the groundwork for predicting preterm birth.