Dealing with Illegal Drugs

The drug overdose epidemic is being driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that comes in many forms. Each form has a slightly different chemical structure, and clandestine chemists are constantly cooking up new chemicals. (more…)

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Supercomputers Studying TBIs

A research multi-year project started in March 2018, involving the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) https://www.llnl.gov, Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL) https://www.lbnl.gov, and Argonne (ANL) https://www.anl.gov, which are all DOE national laboratories, are going to use DOE’s supercomputing resources, artificial intelligence capabilities, and a precision medicine approach to study TBIs. (more…)

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Diagnosing TB via Smartphones

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) https://www.nibib.nih.gov within NIH, have started a six month pilot study in Lima Peru to use smartphones and computer-aided tools to rapidly screen for Tuberculosis (TB). Peru is one of the countries with the highest number of TB cases in the Americas. (more…)

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NCI Grants for Cancer Research

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five year $8.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute https://www.cancer.gov to develop and serve as NCI’s “Cancer Systems Biology Consortium to be located at Vanderbilt. (more…)

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Discussing Machine Learning & AI

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) within the Department of Commerce, https://www.nist.gov is an important player in AI, since the NIST laboratories touch many sectors including healthcare. (more…)

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Grants to Expand Telepsychiatry

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) https://scdmh.org  recently received grant awards for $600,000 and $1.2 million over three years respectively, from The Duke Endowment (TDE)  http://dukeendowment.org to expand their telepsychiatry services and school mental health programs. (more…)

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Developing Next-Gen EEG

It is hoped that a Next-Gen EEG device could help to bring back lost brain function. The Next-Gen EEG is under development at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University https://www6.slac.stanford.edu. The goal is to help bring back lost brain function by measuring how the brain responds to therapies that will stimulate the brain with electric current. (more…)

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