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Telemedicine in Parkinson’s Disease Care

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Consultations via video link save patients time and difficulty By Charlie Jolie June 27, 2016 Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a specialist at Rush University Medical Center. But a recent appointment lasted less than 30 minutes, and the only travel was to her living room.

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New Framework Uses Patterns to Predict Terrorist Behavior

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Government agencies are having difficulty tracking potential terrorist attacks, since terrorists have developed new ways to communicate besides social media. A new framework developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York is able to predict future terrorist attacks by recognizing patterns in past attacks.

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Engineers to Use Cyborg Insects as Biorobotic Sensing Machines

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A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.

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New Technology Could Deliver Drugs to Brain Injuries

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A new study led by scientists at SBP describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain.

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Mobile Application for Patients

Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) today announced the launch of a new mobile application for patients called MountSinaiNY.

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Could Growing Internet Use Inspire More Democratic Uprisings?

While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.

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U.S. Department of Energy Commits More Than $1.7 Million to Help Commercialize Promising Argonne-Associated Energy Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday, June 21, announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne National Laboratory and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund , it will award nearly $16 million to support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving dozens of research partners.

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Mobile, Phone-Based Microscopes Work Well in the Field with Minimal Training

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Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes can be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately.

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Application Provides New Platform to More Effectively Train DHS First Responders

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A new part of the FLETC Seaport Facility Inspection Course, ETRA streamlines data entry for calculations, assessments, reports, and briefings.

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NASA Awards Grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits for Design Process Model

NASA has awarded $124,982 to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas, to create a fabrication process model for the design of complicated circuits that would operate for thousands of hours in very high temperatures.

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Fighting Prostate Cancer with Hi-Tech Might at NYU Lutheran

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NYU Lutheran is determined to help stop prostate cancer in its tracks. And leading NYU Lutheran’s fight is Marc Bjurlin, DO, the hospital’s newly appointed director of urologic oncology and clinical assistant professor of urology at NYU School of Medicine.

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Mobile Breathalyzers Can Help Treatment Providers Extend the Reach of Outpatient Treatment

Alcohol treatment has come a long way from enforced isolation in asylums, and technological advancements are particularly promising in terms of their capacity to improve treatment effectiveness. Promising research looks at the feasibility, implementation, validity and utilization of mobile momentary-assessment breathalyzers within the context of an intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment for alcohol-use disorders (AUDs).

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Modeling of the Universe with Einstein; Learning About the Future From the Distant Past; Particle Zoo in a Quantum Computer and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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How Well Do Facial Recognition Algorithms Cope with a Million Strangers?

University of Washington computer scientists and engineers have launched the "MegaFace Challenge," the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.

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Researchers Discover New Chemical Sensing Technique

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Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

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Nanotechnology and Math Deliver Two-in-One Punch for Cancer Therapy Resistance

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Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.

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Smartphone App Helps Parents Be Better Prepared When Bringing Preemies Home, Study Suggests

A smartphone app designed to support parents of premature infants as they transition from neonatal intensive care unit to home

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$2.3M Grant Funds App Creation to Diagnose Diseases

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas’ disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will lead the team.

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Mayo Clinic to Unveil New, Smaller MRI Scanner Developed by GE Researchers

On June 28, Mayo Clinic will unveil a new, one-of-a-kind, compact 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner developed in collaboration with General Electric’s (GE) Global Research Center to an invitation-only audience.