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Raising the Standard for Psychology Research

Article Excerpt: In recent years, efforts to understand the workings of the mind have taken on new-found urgency. Not only are psychological and neurological disorders — from Alzheimer’s disease and strokes to autism and anxiety — becoming more widespread, new tools and methods have emerged that allow scientists to explore the structure of, and activity within, the brain with greater granularity…But this wealth of research comes with challenges, according to Russell Poldrack, a psychology professor with a computing bent at Stanford University. Psychology and neuroscience struggle to build on the knowledge of its disparate researchers.

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Article Source: Texas Advanced Computing Center.  Also posted in Technology Networks.


Deep-Learning Model Analyses Lung Cancer Histopathology Slides

Article Excerpt: In collaboration with pathologists from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Saeed Hassanpour’s research team has developed and validated a deep-learning model that quickly assesses histopathology slides from lobectomy procedures, during which a lobe of the lung is surgically removed. Their tool promises to reduce pathologists’ workload and the subjectivity of visual analysis of heterogeneous histologic patterns.

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Article Source: Physics World


Preliminary outcomes of a computerized CBT/MET intervention for depressed cannabis users in psychiatry care

Glasner S, Kay-Lambkin F, Budney AJ, et al. (2018). Preliminary outcomes of computerized CBT/MET intervention for depressed cannabis users in psychiatry care. Cannabis. 1(2): 36-47. doi: 10.26828/cannabis.2018.02.004

Self-Help for Alcohol and other Drug Use and Depression (SHADE) is a computerized, clinician-assisted intervention for substance use and depression. Read More


NIH Greatly Expands Investment in BRAIN Initiative

Article Excerpt: The National Institutes of Health announces funding of more than 200 new awards, totaling over $220 million, through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, an exciting trans-agency effort to arm researchers with revolutionary tools to fundamentally understand the neural circuits that underlie the healthy and diseased brain…Furthermore, the NIH is trying to leverage some BRAIN Initiative advances to help tackle the pain and opioid crisis.

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Article Source: EurekAlert!

NIC Launched RxGov, a Technology to Conquer Opioid Epidemic

Article Excerpt: NIC Inc, a dominant service provider for federal and state governments in the United States, announced the launch of RxGov, a PDMP (prescription drug monitoring program) technology to help the U.S. government overcome the opioid epidemic

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Article Source: CIO Review


The Innovations of Medical Technology in Relieving Depression

Article Excerpt: The future of the treatment for depression could be as simple as wearing a headset. In any case, many exciting technology-based treatments are well within our grip, so the future for treating depression seems quite bright.

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Article Source: TechEngage


USDA Offers Data Tool to Address the Opioid Crisis

Article Excerpt: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.

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Article Source: kokomo perspective


A pilot randomized controlled trial of a technology-based substance use intervention for youth exiting foster care

Braciszewski JM, Wernette GKT, Moore RS, Bock BC, Stout RL, Chamberlain P. (2018). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a technology-based substance use intervention for youth exiting foster care. Children and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.08.011

Researchers recruited 33 young adults (ages 18-19) with moderate or severe substance use who had recently exited foster care (≤ 2 years) using fliers and staff referrals at a post-foster care support agency. Read More


Can Opioid Overdoses be Predicted, Prevented? A Technology Developer Thinks So

Article Excerpt: Hungry for help with reining in a drug-abuse crisis, state and New Haven officials were briefed Thursday on ways that satellite mapping could be used to help the state’s 169 cities and towns prepare for and respond to clusters of overdoses. A co-developer of the technology said it’s based on the tsunami and Ebola early-warning systems, and can provide real-time information on spikes in demand for opioids and other narcotics, where the resulting overdoses are occurring and where those clusters may hit next.

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Article Source: Hartford Courant