Topic List : Big Data
Stanford researchers identify potential security hole in genomic data-sharing network
Hackers with access to a person’s genome might find out if that genome is in an international network of disease databases.
Green Button: The promise of personalizing medical practice guidelines in real time
For most patients, treatment guidelines are fuzzy at best and, at worst, nonexistent, forcing clinicians to rely on educated guesswork. But thanks to advances in computation, data processing and telecommunication, that may be about to change.
Chinese, American experts explore precision health, big data at symposium
More than 300 health researchers from China and the United States convened at Stanford to share their knowledge of precision health, mobile health devices, population health, genomics and cancer.
Carlos Bustamante named chair of new Department of Biomedical Data Science
Population geneticist Carlos Bustamante will lead a new biomedical data department founded to advance precision health.
Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine set for Oct. 15-16
Stanford Medicine will host researchers, clinicians, industry experts and policymakers from China and the United States.
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.