60,000 years ago, when humans were migrating northward from Africa into colder climates, a single-letter DNA switch–from a G to an A–proved to help humans brave more frigid temperatures. Stanford University researchers have found, however, that this genetic change has also brought decreased height and resulted in increased risk of arthritis 1.3 to 1.8-fold in Eurasian populations.
In this feature, The Daily interviewed four student publications — the Stanford Political Journal, The Dualist, Probe Magazine and Fascinate — to get a small glimpse of how they balance student life with running a journal and reaching an audience.
A recent study by Stanford biologists unearths new evidence that a limited selection of a person or animal’s genetic information is sufficient to significantly predict the contents of their DNA, which could have implications for working with incomplete or damaged sets of DNA, say the researchers.
Researchers at Stanford have made mice glow using a new gene therapy technique, showing that the process can work on living animals. It has a variety of applications to many central problems in biology and medicine, including immunology and cancer research.
Mireille Kamariza, a fifth-year Ph.D candidate in biology researches detection networks for tuberculosis (TB).
A group of students huddled around a lab table in the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering to create miniature human bodies — made of living mushrooms.
The biology department has announced a series of changes to come to the undergraduate biology major, including revamped chemistry and biology lab sequences, for the 2016-2017 school year. As a result of the new courses, rising biology and premedical students will be required to take significantly fewer chemistry courses. This primarily affects current freshman and other students who have not yet completed a track.
Beginning next year, biology students will only be required to take organic chemistry through CHEM 35: “Synthetic and Physical Organic Chemistry”, after which they can choose between two tracks: biochemistry or extended organic chemistry.
Stanford engineering professor John Dabiri collaborated with scientists from across the country to shed light on the counterintuitive way aquatic creatures move. These new insights provide the foundations for bio-inspired underwater vehicles and methods for studying aquatic animal movement.