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In the News

"Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research" - Michael McConnell discusses Stanford’s MyHeartCounts app in this story.

New York Times

"Pfizer, Bristol revive cancer drugs that rev up immune system" - Drugs manufacturers are paying attention to drugs that speed up the immune systems attack on cancer. Holbrook Kohrt is quoted.


"Stanford Medical Youth Science Program for underrepresented students expands and deepens" - This blog post highlights the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, co-founded by Marilyn Winkleby.


"Having the talk: When treatment becomes end-of-life care" - VJ Periyakoil is quoted in this article about end-of-life interactions between doctors and patients.

Association of American Medical Colleges

"Stanford launches its ResearchKit-based app overseas to learn more about heart disease" - The MyHeart Counts iPhone app is now available in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Principal investigator Michael McConnell is quoted.


Additional Coverage:
Wired: "First Apple ResearchKit app launches in the UK"

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