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.
January 27, 2020 - PLOS Biology
New technology from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Lucy O'Brien and KC Huang, Bio-X Fellow Andrés Aranda-Díaz, and Travel Award Recipient Leslie Ann Koyama allows scientists to observe visceral organs and gut bacteria inside living fruit flies.
January 24, 2020 - Scientific American
Work from Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members and Clark Center resident faculty Sergiu Pasca and Jonathan Pritchard, as well as Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty members Howard Chang and William Greenleaf: Studying gene expression in human brain tissue grown in the lab could offer insight into disorders such as autism.
January 22, 2020 - Stanford Humanities & Sciences
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty Liqun Luo and Alice Ting, as well as Stanford Bio-X Fellow Shuo Han and Bio-X USRP alum Ricardo Guajardo, have developed a new technique for systematically surveying proteins on the outer surface of cells, which act like molecular social cues to guide cell-cell interactions and assembly into tissues and organs.
Towards better therapies for ovarian cancer: Drs. Sarah Heilshorn, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, of ChemEng and BioE, and Erinn Rankin, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and OBGYN, discuss their Stanford Bio-X supported collaboration!
Interdisciplinary advances can help us understand the complexity of the brain: Dr. Sergiu Pasca, Assistant Professor of Psych & Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Hunter Fraser, Associate Professor of Biology, share the progress of their Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant!
January 8, 2020
The Stanford Bio-X Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 17th annual competition for Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships.
A Stanford Bio-X seed grant helped launch a new interdisciplinary research technique: Drs. Polly Fordyce, Assistant Professor of Genetics & Bioengineering and Co-Director of the Stanford Microfluidics Foundry, and Martha Cyert, the Dr. Nancy Chang Professor, share how!
November 14, 2019 - Stanford Medicine Scope
A discovery about how a neural circuit located deep in the brains of female mice changes in response to estrogen could offer insight into human brains. The discovery, by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Nirao Shah, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the importance of biological influences on sex-specific behaviors.
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!
October 17, 2019
Coming live soon: the Stanford Bio-X Program and the Novo Nordisk Foundation will be announcing our next 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.