Topic List : Big Data
NIH funds new health disparities research center
The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center will be one of the first national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.
Neanderthal Y chromosome genes probably extinct
The Neanderthal counterpart of the human Y chromosome, or male sex chromosome, appears to have died out. Why this happened is up for debate.
$10 million grant funds infection-focused center
The new center will explore intracellular and intercellular processes by which salmonella bacteria, responsible for more than 100 million symptomatic infections annually, infect immune cells.
Big Data registration open
Stanford’s annual conference on data science and biomedicine will feature dozens of speakers, as well as a corporate technical showcase, catered on-site meals and a poster session.
Genomic data-sharing privacy risk
Hackers with access to a person’s genome might find out if that genome is in an international network of disease databases.
Precision health a topic at Sino-U.S. 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.
Bustamante to chair new department
Population geneticist Carlos Bustamante will lead a new biomedical data department founded to advance precision health.
Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine Oct. 15-16
Stanford Medicine will host researchers, clinicians, industry experts and policymakers from China and the United States.
Heart health app launches overseas
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.
$14 million for 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.