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June 12, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 11
Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

A Stanford inquiry into the accuracy of seven wristband activity monitors showed that six out of seven devices measured heart rate within 5 percent. None, however, measured energy expenditure well.

 
 
Mouse lemur could serve as ideal model for human disease
 

Mouse lemur could serve as ideal model for human disease

Stanford researchers have identified more than 20 mouse lemurs with genetic traits for conditions such as heart disease and eye problems, making the tiny primates potentially useful for understanding diseases in humans.

 
Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug users
 

Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug users

As more people inject drugs like heroin, the risk of an HIV outbreak from shared needles increases. Stanford researchers examined four methods that could be cost-effective in preventing an outbreak.

 
Technique pinpoints the ‘partners in crime’ of cancer genes
 

Technique pinpoints the ‘partners in crime’ of cancer genes

Targeting backup biological pathways often used by cancers can lead to more efficient drug development and less-toxic therapies. Stanford researchers have developed a new way to identify these pathways.

 
Drug for refractory psoriatic arthritis shows promise in clinical trial
 

Drug for refractory psoriatic arthritis shows promise in clinical trial

In a randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at Stanford and more than 100 other medical centers, psoriatic arthritis patients given an injectable biologic drug for 24 weeks showed substantial improvement compared with patients who received placebo injections.

 
Integrating diverse kinds of data key to precision health, experts say at conference
 

Integrating diverse kinds of data key to precision health, experts say at conference

At the Big Data in Biomedicine Conference, Dean Lloyd Minor said a key goal is tackling population health and disease prevention, not just waiting for illness to strike.

 
Inspiring Change Leadership, Spirit award winners announced

Inspiring Change Leadership, Spirit award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Spirit Award are Christine Hendricks and Ana Mezynski. Kim Walker and Mary Ayers received the 2017 Inspiring Change Leadership Award.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Ben Barres, Anna Dapelo-Garcia, David Schneider, Fan Yang and others.


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