Topic List : Technology
Cryptography can preserve genetic privacy
Crime scene DNA analysis can help identify perpetrators, but current methods may divulge the genetic information of innocent people. Cryptography can protect genetic privacy without hampering law enforcement, Stanford researchers say.
Wearables predict blood test results
Stanford researchers found that data from smartwatches can flag early signs of some health conditions and predict the results of simple blood tests.
Ellerbe to lead health technology diversity initiative
The veteran executive brings three decades of experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion programs in education and technology.
New fellows at bioengineering institute
Drew Endy, Michael Moseley and Fan Yang have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s college of fellows, which is composed of distinguished medical and biological engineers.
New director of Biodesign Center
Makower will take over leadership of the center, which is dedicated to training people to be health-technology innovators, in the summer.
Brain implants steady artist’s hand
Thanks to deep brain stimulation, an artist stricken with a common but lesser known neurological disorder called essential tremor can paint again with a steady hand.
Smartwatch can detect early signs of illness
Stanford Medicine scientists have devised a smartwatch-based “alarm system” that goes off when it detects signs of infection.
Emergency-use authorization for COVID-19 self-test kit
A kit that allows individuals to collect their own nasal swabs and ship the specimens to a lab for COVID-19 testing received an emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
New members of National Academy of Medicine
Laurence Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg, Steven Goodman, Fei-Fei Li and Hannah Valantine are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine.
Teaching anatomy with virtual reality
This fall, Stanford Medicine educators will teach anatomy to medical students in Kenya using virtual reality. The effort is part of a pilot project to educate medical students in under-resourced schools.