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Experts from academia, industry government and more came together at this year's Big Data in Precision Health conference to share successes, lessons and insights into how they're breaking down data to precisely advance health care and research.

Experts from academia, industry government and more came together at this year's Big Data in Precision Health conference to share successes, lessons and insights into how they're breaking down data to precisely advance health care and research.

The Stanford Medical Student Research Symposium included 64 students, and their faculty mentors, and offered an opportunity to share their research projects, which spanned a variety of disciplines.

The Stanford Medical Student Research Symposium included 64 students, and their faculty mentors, and offered an opportunity to share their research projects, which spanned a variety of disciplines.

Mimicking a stem cells' natural environment in the laboratory is impossible without recent bioengineering advances. Stanford scientists reflect on the field and speculate about future possibilities, including growing whole organs.

Mimicking a stem cells' natural environment in the laboratory is impossible without recent bioengineering advances. Stanford scientists reflect on the field and speculate about future possibilities, including growing whole organs.

In this first-person piece, medical student Steve Zhang argues that medicine is intractable and unpredictable, and luck plays a larger role than one might think.

In this first-person piece, medical student Steve Zhang argues that medicine is intractable and unpredictable, and luck plays a larger role than one might think.

When Stanford's James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, one of his first thoughts was of his colleague, lung development expert Mark Krasnow. Within hours a group of Stanford scientists had launched an astoundingly comprehensive study of healthy and diseased human lung tissue from one of their own.

When Stanford's James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, one of his first thoughts was of his colleague, lung development expert Mark Krasnow. Within hours a group of Stanford scientists had launched an astoundingly comprehensive study of healthy and diseased human lung tissue from one of their own.

Scientists at Stanford have created a new PET scan-compatible tracing agent that tracks immune cells poised to attack cancer, offering a new way to predict the success of certain therapies.

Scientists at Stanford have created a new PET scan-compatible tracing agent that tracks immune cells poised to attack cancer, offering a new way to predict the success of certain therapies.

Women with breast cancer are increasingly receiving multigene genetic testing rather than just screening for the BRCA mutations, new research suggests.

Women with breast cancer are increasingly receiving multigene genetic testing rather than just screening for the BRCA mutations, new research suggests.

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Renowned microbe enthusiast Stanley Falkow has died at 84. Falkow was known for his generosity, wit and remarkable scientific acumen that led to the founding of the modern field of bacterial pathogenicity — the study of how bacteria cause human disease.

Renowned microbe enthusiast Stanley Falkow has died at 84. Falkow was known for his generosity, wit and remarkable scientific acumen that led to the founding of the modern field of bacterial pathogenicity — the study of how bacteria cause human disease.

The composition of the microbiome can be adjusted by pairing bacterial species with their favorite foods, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests.

The composition of the microbiome can be adjusted by pairing bacterial species with their favorite foods, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests.

Ron Dror and colleagues used computer simulations and lab experiments to better understand G-protein-coupled receptors, which are critical to drug development. In the future, they hope to use this knowledge to design drugs with fewer side effects.

Ron Dror and colleagues used computer simulations and lab experiments to better understand G-protein-coupled receptors, which are critical to drug development. In the future, they hope to use this knowledge to design drugs with fewer side effects.

Stanford researcher Nigam Shah discusses a new study in which a machine learning system predicts patient outcomes, and he outlines the implications for artificial intelligence in medicine.

Stanford researcher Nigam Shah discusses a new study in which a machine learning system predicts patient outcomes, and he outlines the implications for artificial intelligence in medicine.

Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.

Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.

The discovery, in mice, of a pair of nerve clusters regulating fearful versus bold responses to a visual threat could help people with excessive anxiety, phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder lead more normal lives.

The discovery, in mice, of a pair of nerve clusters regulating fearful versus bold responses to a visual threat could help people with excessive anxiety, phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder lead more normal lives.