Topic List : Big Data
Stanford's heart health app launches in Hong Kong and UK
Updates to the MyHeart Counts app include more feedback from other users to help participants improve their own heart health and further contribute to the study.
Researchers awarded $14 million for two precision health projects
Teri Klein and Russ Altman have received NIH funding to expand two ongoing projects that publish information about the connection between patients’ genetics and their responses to prescription drugs.
Study: Important to consider cause of kidney failure when planning future treatment
Most patients with failing kidneys face generic treatment paths. Outcomes may improve if their course of treatment is based on the root causes of their kidney failure, a new study says.
Departments of emergency medicine, biomedical data science to be created
The creation of the departments will allow the School of Medicine to continue building on its strengths in both bioscience and health-care delivery, dean says.
Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds
A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.
For big data to help patients, sharing health information is key, experts say
A key message from Stanford’s annual big data conference was that realizing the potential of precision health means sharing massive amounts of medical and behavioral data.
Scientists find genetic signature enabling early, accurate sepsis diagnosis
Systemic inflammation after injuries or surgery can dramatically alter the activity of thousands of genes, but a new study shows that changes in just 11 of them are enough to detect the presence or absence of accompanying infection.
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.
Scientists develop comparative search engine that helps to predict human gene function
Researchers have developed and disseminated a search engine that helps identify human gene function by comparing human genes to genes from nonhuman species.
Stanford researchers use big data to identify patients at risk of high-cholesterol disorder
Researchers use 'machine learning' to search electronic medical records for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease that causes high cholesterol.