The result of Brainstorm’s collaboration with Pinterest was an update on the Pinterest mobile app that displays guides for easing anxiety, such as short exercises to refocus attention and relax. These guides show up when users search terms indicative of stress, work anxiety and sadness.
In October, a team of five undergraduates earned a silver medal at the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition for their “Cerberus System,” which uses CRISPR technology to detect small molecules.
Robert Langer, widely regarded as the founder of the tissue engineering field in regenerative medicine, spoke about biomaterials and cell therapy at Stanford on Wednesday.
On Oct. 2, developmental biology assistant professor Alistair Boettiger and psychiatry and behavioral sciences assistant professor Manish Saggar received the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s New Innovator Award to fund their respective research projects on genome folding and the computational methods for understanding the human brain.
Stanford alum Livia Eberlin was one of 25 who received a $625,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation on Oct. 4 to continue her work in mass spectrometry and biomedical research.
As the 2019 Gordon Research Conference — “Wnt Signaling Networks in Development, Disease and Regeneration” — approaches, Stanford developmental biology professor Roeland Nusse is continuing more than 30 years of work with the protein known as Wnt. He leads the Nusse Lab at Stanford in researching the effects and mechanisms of Wnt signaling, which has profound consequences on stem cell fate, tissue regeneration and cancer.
Stanford Law School (SLS) Dean M. Elizabeth Magill will leave the University in summer 2019 to assume the role of provost at the University of Virginia (UVA), Stanford News reported late last week. Magill will be the first woman to hold the position at UVA, where she earned her law degree in 1995.
As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.