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Tracking COVID-19 in Pac-12 athletes using smartwatches

Last spring, researchers from Stanford Medicine, Fitbit and Scripps Research Institute launched a study to help improve prediction and detection of COVID-19 cases through smartwatch data. Now, Michael Snyder, PhD, chair of the Department of Genetics and wearables enthusiast, and his lab are working with the Pac-12 Conference and Fitbit to provide smartwatches to 1,000 student-athletes.

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Robert Baldwin, founding member of Stanford’s biochemistry department, dies at 93

Baldwin propelled leaps in scientists’ understanding of how proteins assemble themselves into the three-dimensional shapes that are essential to their function.

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Cancer diagnoses increase at 65, study finds

Analyzing a national cancer database, researchers find a bump in diagnoses at 65, suggesting that many wait for Medicare to kick in before they seek care.

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Ernlé Young, co-founder of Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, dies at 88

An anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian, theologian, scholar, outdoorsman and skilled woodworker, Young co-founded the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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Josh Makower named new director of Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Makower will take over leadership of the center, which is dedicated to training people to be health-technology innovators, in the summer.

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Over first year of pandemic, confronting uncertainty with action at Stanford Medicine

A look back at Stanford Medicine’s efforts to educate, protect and care for patients and members of the public since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic a year ago today.

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William Hancock, leader in electrocardiography, dies at 93

During his long career at Stanford and into retirement, Hancock advanced techniques used to interpret electrocardiograms, recordings of the heart’s electrical signals.

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Postdoc Leah Guthrie named HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

Leah Guthrie, a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow.

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Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie donate $80 million to improve the health of mothers and babies

The gift will help advance the science and practice of maternal-fetal medicine and fund new facilities to increase access to care at Stanford Medicine.

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Pathologist, Christmas tree farmer Jon Kosek dies at 90

An outdoor enthusiast, bicyclist and founder of a Christmas tree farm, Kosek was a staff pathologist at the VA Palo Alto Heath Care System for nearly 45 years, mentoring hundreds of residents and students.

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