The retinoblastoma protein inhibits cancer by controlling cell division. Now, researchers have shown that it also binds to and inhibits genes necessary for pluripotency — a defining characteristic of stem cells.
During its recent meeting, the university's Board of Trustees visited the new Anderson Collection at Stanford University, gave preliminary approval to two new campus buildings and gave final approval to three construction projects, including new residences for undergraduates and for first-year...
The Nobel Prize-winning microscopy techniques developed in part by Stanford's W.E. Moerner have allowed scientists to visualize precise molecular mechanisms inside living cells, opening new windows to how life can be studied.
Stanford ChEM-H has funded eight new Seed grants to faculty members and postdoctoral scholars who are applying chemical knowledge to research that could ultimately improve human health. The awards span the schools of medicine, engineering, and humanities & sciences, bridging 15 individual...
Lei Stanley Qi, who is currently a Systems Biology Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, will be joining Stanford in October as assistant professor of bioengineering and of chemical and systems biology.
Stanford ChEM-H scientists propose a new hypothesis for how bacterial assembly lines produce an important class of drugs, potentially helping scientists generate novel drugs including new types of antibiotics.
Polly Fordyce, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, will be joining Stanford as assistant professor of genetics, bringing a background in physics, biology and biochemistry to her studies of how proteins interact with DNA and how diseases arise when those...
Stanford’s new Center of Excellence for Translation Research will focus on ushering potential antiviral therapies from bench to bedside.
“As a physician-scientist, there is nothing more exciting and motivating than to translate basic science discoveries in my laboratory into potential new therapies...
Carolyn Bertozzi, who for the past 18 years has been on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, will be joining Stanford as professor of chemistry and, by courtesy, of chemical and systems biology starting April, 2015.
Given a year to mature, the Institute for Chemical Biology is relaunching under a new name that better reflects its vision of bringing Stanford's unique interdisciplinary culture to bear at a new frontier of chemistry.
A team of scientists including SICB member Michael Lin invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases.
In his annual address to the Academic Council, President John Hennessy emphasized the success of Stanford's interdisciplinary institutes including SICB and recognized faculty excellence as he outlined university advancements over the past academic year.
How do embryos form the cells in our lungs, muscles, nerves and other tissues? A new process decodes the genetic instructions that enable the all-purpose cells of the embryo to multiply and transform into the many specialized cell types in the body.