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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Department of Bioengineering ( is seeking energetic and visionary individuals who are fusing engineering and the physical sciences with biology or medicine to promote scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies or therapies in any area of application.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Amid growing concern about sports-related concussions, some athletes are beginning to wear head-mounted sensors that gauge the speed and force of impacts they receive during competition. Scientists are still working on identifying baseline parameters for injury, but research suggests that certain...
Monday, August 17, 2015
A miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with a newly developed technique for wirelessly powering implanted devices is the first fully internal method of delivering optogenetics.  The device dramatically expands the scope of research that...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
For thousands of years, people have used yeast to ferment wine, brew beer and leaven bread. Now researchers at Stanford have genetically engineered yeast to make painkilling medicines, a breakthrough that heralds a faster and potentially less expensive way to produce many different types of plant-...
Monday, July 20, 2015
When modern football helmets were introduced, they all but eliminated traumatic skull fractures caused by blunt force impacts. Mounting evidence, however, suggests that concussions are caused by a different type of head motion, namely brain and skull rotation. Now, a group of Stanford engineers has...
Monday, June 8, 2015
Computers and water typically don't mix, but in Manu Prakash's lab, the two are one and the same. Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have built a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In the 1950s, computers were giant machines that filled buildings and served a variety of arcane functions. Today they fit into our pockets or backpacks, and help us work, communicate and play. "Biotechnology today is very similar to where computing technology used to be," said Ingmar Riedel-Kruse...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Professor Karl Deisseroth will receive the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for his pioneering work in optogenetics.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Just as defining the meter, kilogram and second helped lay the foundation for modern commerce, new measures and standards are needed to fuel the growth of the 21st Century bioeconomy. The desire to create these new metrics brought more than 100 researchers from academia, industry and government to...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke was recently delighted and surprised to learn that she had been chosen to receive an award for student mentoring by the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (NCC-AWIS). “I was really touched by this,” Smolke said. “Several of my...


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