Stanford researchers have develop an electronic glove that allows a robotic hand to dexterously handle delicate objects like blueberries or ping-pong balls.
Researchers design new, flexible electrodes for studying heart cells
A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.
Connecting the dots of Alzheimer’s disease
Stanford engineer Ellen Kuhl is using computer modeling to provide insight into the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
New computer model designs a drug delivery strategy to fight cancer
A better understanding of how nanoparticles move from the bloodstream into a tumor could eventually lead to more effective cancer treatment.
Reaching for new stroke treatments by understanding proprioception
Stroke can affect how we perceive our bodies' positions and movements. Now, mechanical engineers are trying to help to potentially create assistive devices.
Stitching single cells together any which way you want to
What if you could stitch together single cells any way you wanted to? Potential medical and even industrial applications abound.
The future of the microbiome: A conversation
In an interview, Stanford bioengineer Michael Fischbach discussed the growing knowledge of the bacteria in our bodies and what that means for the future of medicine.
Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge
Stanford researchers are hosting an online competition featuring virtual athletes. Their goal: help people learn to walk and run after losing a limb.
Artificial skin technology mimics touch sensations and reflexes
Researchers from Stanford and Seoul National University have constructed an artificial sensory nerve circuit that imitates human reflexes and ability to sense touch.
Where bioengineering and stem cell science meet, and thrive
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.
Next up: Cough medicine from bioengineered yeast?
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.
Developing “guided missiles” to attack cancer
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.
Stanford experts discuss the future of bioengineering
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 …
Medtech CEO shares leadership lessons with Stanford Biodesign
Mike Mahoney has worked at health care companies ranging from start-ups to multinational organizations, including Boston Scientific, a medical device company where he is currently chairman and CEO. …
Better drugs, fewer plants
I remember when I was young and learning about Native people making use of plant products for drugs and other things. The one that really …
Are at-home gene splicing kits a good idea? Stanford researchers weigh in
As demonstrated by the Foldscope, the uber-affordable microscope developed by Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash, PhD -- there is real fervor for bringing easy, do-it-yourself science …