Topic List : Big Data
Foretelling ill health
New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.
Drug interactions that may reduce mortality
Stanford researchers found that certain drug combinations were associated with lower mortality rates among breast cancer patients, pointing to potential drug targets and new ways of thinking about known diseases.
Low-testosterone therapy and dementia
A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.
Speeding diagnosis of genetic diseases
Stanford researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a disease.
Stanford, Google team up on health data
Stanford Medicine will use the power, security and scale of Google Cloud Platform to support precision health and more efficient patient care.
Precision data means diverse data
Speakers at Stanford’s annual big data conference said the success of precision health depends on data that reflects the global diversity of humans, the well and the unwell, and a rainbow of data from genomes, microbiomes and tissue samples.
Big data conference set for May 25-26
The two-day event will focus on ways of using big data to advance precision health.
Gamers to help design TB test
A new version of the Eterna video game could allow citizen scientists to design a molecule that would simplify the widespread use of a new TB test.
NIH funds new health disparities research center
The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center will be one of the first national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.
Neanderthal Y chromosome genes probably extinct
The Neanderthal counterpart of the human Y chromosome, or male sex chromosome, appears to have died out. Why this happened is up for debate.