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Nov 4 2015 | NIH | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Assistant Professor Jessica Feldman received a 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her project, MECHANISMS CONTROLLING MICROTUBULE ORGANIZATION DURING CELL DIFFERENTIATION. This award supports exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the...
Oct 19 2015 | The Guardian | Posted In: Research, Faculty
A radical new treatment for heart disease could be developed after Prof. Kristy Red-Horse and her team found cells that can grow into fresh arteries and restore blood supply to the organ.  The work paves the way for natural bypass therapies that coax heart cells into forming new arteries capable of...
Sep 30 2015 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
Assistant Professor Scott Dixon was selected as a Terman Fellow for three years beginning Fall 2015.  These fellowships, established by William Hewlett and David Packard, aid young scientists with establishing their laboratories and recuiting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Sep 28 2015 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
Researchers in Jan Skotheim's lab have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that controls how large cells grow, an insight that could one day provide insight into attacking diseases such as cancer.  The study was recently published in Nature.
Sep 14 2015 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Research, Faculty
RNA polymerase II makes life possible by expressing genes. Now, a multidisciplinary team of Stanford scientists led by Prof. Steven Block has observed this enzyme transcribing DNA in real time in the highest detail ever. The work is a crucial piece in understanding one of the most fundamental...