Health

STANFORD magazine —

The measures of a man

STANFORD magazine talks to Michael Snyder, “the world’s most quantified human,” about how sensors, samples and scans could fix what ails our health care system.

Stanford Medicine —

Scar-free healing

A phenomenon tied to animal size helps determine whether animals heal without scarring after burns, and scientists have found a way to manipulate this feature to let burns heal without a scar.

New model points to solution to global blood shortage

A mathematical model of the body’s interacting physiological and biochemical processes shows that it may be more effective to replace red blood cell transfusion with transfusion of other fluids that are far less in demand.

Pollution’s impact on child health

Air pollution is known to harm children’s respiratory health, but its specific impacts on infection rates have remained unclear. A new analysis provides evidence of a link between the two in low-income settings, and indicates one industry may play an outsized role in the problem.