Topic List : Precision Health
Heart-damaging chemo drugs ranked
Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.
Costs add up when defibrillators act up
Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.
1 cent ‘lab on a chip’
Microfluidics, electronics and inkjet technology underlie a newly developed all-in-one biochip from Stanford that can analyze cells for research and clinical applications.
Tumor rejection requires coordinated immune response
Effective anti-tumor activity requires a systemic, rather than only a local, immune response at the tumor site. A Stanford study may help clinicians pinpoint why only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapies.
GPS for tracking immune cells
In the culmination of a 10-year-long effort, researchers have demonstrated the first visualization of human immune cells as they track down brain tumor cells in living patients.
Toxic brain cells may drive neurologic disease
Astrocytes, star-shaped cells in the central nervous system, are essential to the survival and healthy function of brain neurons. But aberrant astrocytes may be driving neurodegenerative disorders.
Center for Digital Health opens at Stanford
The new Stanford center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling collaborations between faculty and industry and offering educational opportunities.
Source of opioids’ side effects identified
Stanford researchers said they have identified the receptors to which opioids bind to produce tolerance to the drugs and increased sensitivity to pain. They also found that a commercially available drug limited those side effects in mice.
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.
Heart health app updated
A new version of the free MyHeart Counts app is available. It now features graphical feedback, interventions and coaching.