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June 11, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 11
Symposium focuses on improving electronic health records

Symposium focuses on improving electronic health records

The daylong event touched on fixing inefficiencies in EHRs, harnessing data for population health management, building on successes and overcoming obstacles.

 
 
Blood test for pregnant women can predict premature birth, Stanford-led study reports
 

Blood test for pregnant women can predict premature birth, Stanford-led study reports

Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown.

 
Study identifies cellular ‘death code’
 

Study identifies cellular ‘death code’

Stanford scientists and their collaborators have discovered a molecule that initiates the final, crucial step in a type of cell death.

 
5 Questions: Luby on virus with potential to cause global pandemic
 

5 Questions: Luby on virus with potential to cause global pandemic

Stephen Luby discusses risk factors and potential interventions for Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.

 
Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
 

Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients

A Stanford collaboration between clinical and basic science researchers has led to the identification of a compound that could improve the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.

 
Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin and blood pressure prescriptions
 

Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin and blood pressure prescriptions

New research indicates that 11 million Americans may need to talk to their doctor about taking different prescriptions of aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by Stanford researchers.

 
Spirit, Inspiring Change award winners announced
 

Spirit, Inspiring Change award winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Spirit Award are Misty Mazzara and Michela Pilo. Kim Osborn and Shannon Monahan received the 2018 Inspiring Change Leadership Award.

 
Big Data in Precision Health focuses on how to make technology work for patient care

Big Data in Precision Health focuses on how to make technology work for patient care

Dozens of speakers gathered at Stanford to discuss health, artificial intelligence and evolving technology and how it all could affect patient care at the annual Big Data in Precision Health conference.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Brenda Porter, Kim Hazard, Jeremy Dahl and others.


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