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.
Bioengineering Ph.D. student Alex Ferris and electrical engineering Ph.D. student Sarah Hooper will be interning at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle this summer after being selected for the Hertz Fellowships in Global Health and Development.
In a collaboration with other institutions, researchers from Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have created the first 3D movie of a virus attacking a healthy cell. The movie is part of an initiative to use algorithms to visualize infections.
Stanford researchers have redesigned the hepatitis B virus so that it is invisible to the immune system and can target certain cells without delivering an infectious payload. This report was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering James Swartz, who led the report, hopes his findings will advance targeted drug delivery.
A recent study co-authored by Stanford University graduate student Timothy Julian found that about 20 to 30 percent of viruses are transferred from the glass, like that of touch-screen interfaces, to fingers. This adds just one more way for students to catch the flu or other diseases.