research

School of Humanities and Sciences —

New discovery about how plants reproduce

Stanford scientists have built a detailed timeline of gene activity leading to meiosis in corn, with implications for plant breeding and for sexually reproductive organisms more broadly.

Stanford Medicine —

Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.

New solar cell inspired by insect eyes

A new solar cell inspired by the compound eyes of insects could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of solar panels based on a promising material called perovskite.

Stanford part of Bay Area Biohub collaboration

Stanford faculty will be part of a new collaboration created by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study biotechnology, together with UC Berkeley and UCSF. Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering and of applied physics, will co-lead the Biohub.