Neuroscientists and bioengineers at Stanford are working together to solve a mystery: How does nature construct the different types of synapses that connect neurons, the cells that monitor nerve impulses, control muscles and form thoughts?
Stanford's Folding@home project, run by Institute for Chemical Biology member Vijay Pande, has tapped the processing power of 200,000 computers to simulate the structure of a protein that allows cancer cells to run amok. The work could assist the design of new drugs that specifically target this...
A team of scientists including Institute for Chemical Biology member Alex Dunn has found the secret to how nerves withstand the wear and tear of bending joints and moving tissues: an elastic-like protein matrix that keeps them resilient.
Cross-discipline research that began with campus newts has led to discovery of a way to highlight the location of pain in a living animal. This work by a team including Institute for Chemical Biology Executive Committee member Justin DuBois could one day produce a new type of drug for treating pain.
he successful atom-level simulation of a G protein-coupled receptor by Institute for Chemical Biology member Vijay Pande could lead to improved drug design, blazing the path for specialized scientific projects on cloud computer systems.
Eight Stanford University scientists have received more than $17 million from the National Institutes of Health that will enable them to pursue innovative research in biomedicine. Two of those honored were Institute for Chemical Biology members Michael Lin and Elizabeth Sattely.
An engineered molecule that sticks to a form of brain cancer can act as a molecular flashlight to highlight the location of the deadly cells. The discovery by Institute for Chemical Biology scientist Jennifer Cochrane could help doctors be sure they have removed the entire tumor during surgery.
Thirteen middle school teachers – from Southern California to the Bay Area – came to Stanford to learn about nanotechnology and to develop hands-on activities to use in their classrooms. Institute for Chemical Biology member Nicholas Melosh was one of the scientists who spoke with the teachers.
The Institute for Chemical Biology will draw students and faculty from across Stanford to drive innovation and discovery in biomedical science and train a new generation of "physician-scientist-engineers".