Views on research participation surprise
Patients want to be asked permission to participate in research that compares standard treatment options and that involves reviews of medical records, according to a new study.
Director named for population health sciences
The center, under the directorship of Mark Cullen, will offer universitywide research funding, education and access to insurance claims and medical records databases.
Big Data in Biomedicine Conference set for May 20–22
This year’s event will cover the intersection of disciplines as widespread as genomics, population health, neuroimaging, crowdsourcing, immunology, ethical and legal issues and “learning” health systems.
Pilot project aims to help heart-failure patients self-manage
A pilot project that monitors heart-failure patients at home is a joint effort of Stanford Health Care’s heart failure team and Aging Adult Services Program.
Cell type responsible for scarring, skin-cancer growth identified
A single cell type in the skin of mice is a major contributor to scarring after wound healing or radiation damage, and facilitates the growth of melanoma. Blocking the cell’s activity in humans may be possible with currently approved drugs.