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App That Tracks Bipolar Manic, Depressive Episodes Wins Award

A team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Sage Bionetworks, has won the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit, a contest that called on researchers to come up with new ways to study mood disorders using Apple’s ResearchKit, an open-source platform for creating iOS apps.

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Composition Expert: “Video Games Can Make You a Better Writer”

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Can playing video games make you a better writer?

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Unlocking the Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis with Tech

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Recruitment begins for a Keck School of Medicine of USC study of the first smartphone app to combine clinical data, MRI imaging and genetic data for people with multiple sclerosis

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Personal Mobility Phone App Suite Can Help Inform Physician Diagnoses

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A new suite of phone apps developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) uses Android smart phones to monitor the physical mobility and stability of older people.

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You Cannot Control the Weather, but UF-Developed Tools Help You Cope

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“There is interest in this topic as we try to improve our decision-making tools,” said Kati Migliaccio, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering and co-author of a new Extension document. “Rainfall is one of the most variable factors used in our tools -- thus determining better information or combining information may help us provide better tools.”

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Northwestern to Showcase Learning Apps at TEACHx Conference

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TEACHx, a day to spotlight technological innovations in teaching and learning and to inspire new connections between leaders in the field at Northwestern University and beyond, returns to the Evanston campus this month.

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Period Tracking Apps Failing Users in Basic Ways, Study Finds

A new University of Washington study finds that smartphone apps to track menstrual cycles often disappoint users with a lack of accuracy, assumptions about sexual identity or partners, and an emphasis on pink and flowery form over function and customization.

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

“If you are obsessed with Instagram, you might get an influx of anxiety chemicals that your body strives to reduce by logging into Instagram. We see this type of obsession with smartphones and social media, and it is rampant.” – Dr. Larry Rosen, CSU Dominguez Hills







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