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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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
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 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 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.
January 11, 2021 - Stanford News
Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers under Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Marshall Burke found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.
January 11, 2021 - Stanford Engineering
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Ovijit Chaudhuri and Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellow Hong-pyo Lee have discovered the surprising propulsion system that enables these regenerative cells to migrate through surrounding tissue to repair damage.
January 11, 2021 - Stanford News
In traditional electronics, separate chips process and store data, wasting energy as they toss data back and forth over what engineers call a “memory wall.” New algorithms from Bio-X affiliated faculty members Subhasish Mitra and H.-S. Philip Wong combine several energy-efficient hybrid chips to create the illusion of one mega–AI chip.
January 6, 2021
The Stanford Bio-X Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 18th annual competition for Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships.
December 21, 2020 - Stanford News
The new device, developed by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Tom Soh, Eric Appel and Jelena Vuckovic with Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellows Caitlin Maikawa and Alexander Yoshikawa, can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research.
December 17, 2020 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Alan Cheng and Anthony Ricci have discovered a simple method of reformulating gentamicin, a commonly used and highly effective antibiotic, that could reduce the risk it poses of causing deafness.
December 16, 2020 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Clark Center building resident and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Sergiu Pasca, collaborating with Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Hannes Vogel, used human stem cells to assemble a working nerve circuit connecting brain tissue to muscle tissue. The research, which was supported by Stanford Bio-X, could enable scientists to better understand neurological disorders that affect movement.
December 10, 2020 - Stanford Medicine News Center
A single protein is a master regulator of mouse muscle function during aging, a Stanford study from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Helen Blau and Stanford Bio-X Travel Award Recipient Adelaida Palla finds. Blocking this protein increased muscle strength and endurance in old animals. It may play a role in age-related muscle weakening in humans.
December 11, 2020 - Stanford News
An interdisciplinary team of scientists under Clark Center building residents and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Alice Ting and Karl Deisseroth, and Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Robert Malenka has created a new molecular tool to help us better understand the cellular basis of behavior.
November 23, 2020 - Stanford News
A Stanford research team led by Bio-X affiliated faculty Dick Zare and Robert Waymouth, which recently discovered an unexpected new chemical behavior of water when tiny droplets form from water vapor, has extended the findings to natural, everyday water condensation.
November 20, 2020
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!
October 16, 2020
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 2021.
October 8, 2020 - Stanford Medicine News Center
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Annelise Barron, Peter Kim, Siddhartha Jaiswal and Keren Haroush will receive grants totaling $10 million to fund their investigations. The awards support risky efforts that could potentially have a big impact in the biomedical sciences.