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Apr 11 2014 | Scope Blog
Instittue for Chemical Biology members Dan Herschlag and Per Harbury published a new technique for imaging the configuration of molecules in solution.
BY AMY ADAMS Stanford recently announced two new institutes that bridge departmental and school boundaries — the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and the Stanford Institute for Chemical Biology — bringing the number of university-wide interdisciplinary laboratories, centers and institutes on campus...
BY TOM ABATE 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?
Mar 14 2014 | Stanford Report
The new technique developed by Institute for Chemical Biology member W. E. Moerner allows scientists to observe single molecules of protein or DNA as they bind with other molecules.
Mar 6 2014 | Stanford Report
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...
Feb 26 2014 | Stanford Report
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.
Jan 29 2014 | Stanford Report
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 workby a team including Institute for Chemical Biology Exective Committee member Justin DuBois could one day produce a new type of drug for treating pain...
Dec 19 2013 | Stanford Report
The 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. 
By Bruce Goldman Peter S. Kim, who for the past decade has served as president of Merck Research Laboratories, will join the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty as a professor of biochemistry. "I'm thrilled to come back to Stanford," said Kim, 55, who earned a PhD in biochemistry here in...
Institute for Chemical Biology member Ben Barres found that a class of brain cells called astrocytes play a role in selectively removing some nerve connections.
The W.M. Keck Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Institute for Chemical Biology member Joshua Elias.
Sep 30 2013 | Stanford Report
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.
Institute for Chemical Biology member Julien Sage was part of a team of scientists that found a new use for a class of antidepressants in treating a deadly form of lung cancer.
A pair of studies from the lab of Institute for Chemical Biology member Calvin Kuo shows that a drug already on the market may be able to regulate a process that can lead to diabetes.
Aug 15 2013 | Stanford Report
A team of scientists including Institute for Chemical Biology member Christina Smolke developed a molecular tool that can regulate the inner workings of cells.
Aug 12 2013 | Stanford Report
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've removed the entire tumor during surgery. BY...
Jul 31 2013 | Stanford Report
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.
Jul 23 2013 | Stanford Report
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."


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