Big data, the patient and the provider
Invisible sensors, machine learning for disease diagnoses, big data in the clinic and more took the stage as topics at this year’s Big Data in Precision Health Conference.
Surgeons turn to basic science in cancer fight
In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Tobacco merch promotes teen use
Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.
U.S. reputation better after AIDS, malaria programs
Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.
Quashing myths about PTSD
Shaili Jain, a Stanford psychiatrist, discusses the explosion of knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder and the condition’s widespread impact. PTSD is the subject of her new book, The Unspeakable Mind.
Immune cells cause osteoarthritis
Mast cells — infamous for secreting allergy-triggering chemicals — also secrete a cartilage-degrading enzyme. Blocking mast cell development, or the activity of the enzyme, protected mice from osteoarthritis in a Stanford study.
Pilot program for precision health
A Stanford clinical trial that provided proactive, personalized care to participants detected overlooked health conditions and risks.
Single protein impairs old mice’s memory
Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.
Revealing health through big data
Years-long tracking of individuals’ biology helped define what it meant for them to be healthy and showed how changes from the norm could signal disease, a Stanford-led study reports.
Hypoxia hurts specific cells in developing brain
Low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon, a Stanford-led study found.