Topic List : Precision Health
Genetic screen predicts osteoporosis risk
A new genetic screen may be able to predict low bone-mineral density, osteoporosis and fracture risk prior to clinical symptoms, according to a retrospective study of nearly 400,000 people by a Stanford researcher.
Glucose spikes seen in healthy people
A study out of Stanford in which blood sugar levels were continuously monitored reveals that even people who think they’re “healthy” should pay attention to what they eat.
How a magnetized wire attracts tumor cells
Scientists at Stanford used the wire to capture free-floating tumor cells in the blood, a technique that soon could be used in humans to yield an earlier cancer diagnosis.
Study solves mystery of genetic mutation
Stanford researchers used genetic-editing tools and stem cell technology to uncover whether a genetic mutation linked to a heart rhythm disorder was benign or pathogenic.
Biomarker for flu susceptibility discovered
Scientists at Stanford are believed to be the first to have discovered a biomarker that can predict who will be most susceptible to influenza.
Blood test predicts premature birth
Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown.
Study finds problems with prescriptions
New research indicates that 11 million Americans may need to talk to their doctor about taking different prescriptions of aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by Stanford researchers.
Annual conference focuses on ‘treasure troves of data’
Dozens of speakers gathered at Stanford to discuss health, artificial intelligence and evolving technology and how it all could affect patient care at the annual Big Data in Precision Health conference.
D-limonene could offset dry mouth in cancer patients
A Stanford collaboration between clinical and basic science researchers has led to the identification of a compound that could improve the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.
Center aims to stop disease before it starts
At the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center, scientists turn the norms of disease research on their head, searching not for treatments but for ways to prevent disease entirely.