Stanford researchers have develop an electronic glove that allows a robotic hand to dexterously handle delicate objects like blueberries or ping-pong balls.
A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.
A better understanding of how nanoparticles move from the bloodstream into a tumor could eventually lead to more effective cancer treatment.
Stroke can affect how we perceive our bodies' positions and movements. Now, mechanical engineers are trying to help to potentially create assistive devices.
What if you could stitch together single cells any way you wanted to? Potential medical and even industrial applications abound.
Stanford researchers are hosting an online competition featuring virtual athletes. Their goal: help people learn to walk and run after losing a limb.
Researchers from Stanford and Seoul National University have constructed an artificial sensory nerve circuit that imitates human reflexes and ability to sense touch.
Mimicking a stem cells' natural environment in the laboratory is impossible without recent bioengineering advances. Stanford scientists reflect on the field and speculate about future possibilities, including growing whole organs.
Stanford scientists have figured out a way to convert common brewer’s yeast into an efficient factory for making a non-narcotic cough medicine that occurs naturally only in opium poppies.
On the Future of Everything radio show, Stanford bioengineer Jennifer Cochran discusses her development of "tumor-targeting missiles" that deliver chemotherapy as "cargo" to more effectively kill cancer.
New material and mass production process from Stanford engineer could enable foldable touchscreens, electronic clothing and, one day, synthetic skin.
Akshay Maheshwari is in his fourth year as an MD/PhD student at Stanford. He hopes to create a technological platform for people to engineer biology.
Bioengineering — described by Stanford professor and radio host Russ Altman, MD, PhD, as the manipulation of biological systems to solve problems in medicine, the environment …
If you ever find yourself putting a swimming parasite robot into a fish tank full of corn syrup, know that you’re likely to make a …
Stanford's Manu Prakash, PhD, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has received many accolades during his (relatively short) career. Now here's another to add to the list: a MacArthur …
I wrote a story recently about a cool technique called optogenetics, developed by bioengineering professor Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD. He won the Keio Prize in …