Chemistry

Stanford chemist John Ross dies at 90

John Ross, a professor of chemistry at Stanford and recipient of the National Medal of Science, was a forward-thinking researcher known also for his humor and wisdom. He passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 18 at the age of 90.

Glowing mice suggest new gene therapy technique

A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies.

Historic Old Chemistry building to reopen

After standing empty for three decades, Old Chem, one of Stanford's historic and most beloved buildings, will reopen late this fall as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning.