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The Color of Poop: Stool Guide, Mobile App to Speed Up Diagnoses of Life-Threatening Liver Condition in Newborns

Fecal color and consistency are well-known markers of digestive health in both children and adults, but paying attention to a newborn’s shade of poop can be a decided lifesaver in babies born with the rare, liver-ravaging disorder biliary atresia, commonly heralded by white or clay-colored stool.

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Complex Networks Researcher at IU Fighting Crime with Mobile Phone Data

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Emilio Ferrara, a post-doctoral researcher at Indiana University’s Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, is using network science and a connected society to fight crime. Ferrara and collaborators from the University of Messina, Italy, have already assisted police in Italy with investigations into murder, bribery, robbery, drug trafficking and prostitution by using social network modeling to conduct criminal network analysis using phone call data obtained by police.

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'Body Hack' App by Math Researchers Shortcuts Jet-Lag Recovery

A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released today by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.

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Mobile Tools Can Increase Tobacco Screening and Cessation Counseling Rates

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Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., clinicians often don’t ask about smoking during patient exams.

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Genetic Counselors, Others Can Draw Pedigrees on the Spot Using New iPad App

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Pedigrees are diagrams showing how inherited diseases may occur in a particular family. A new app now lets healthcare providers create pedigrees digitally with few finger taps during a face-to-face patient encounter.

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New Apps May Help Detect Seizures, Treat Strokes

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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UAB Faculty, Students Create Free Cancer App for Jefferson and Surrounding Counties

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A team of University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty and students have created a free, downloadable smartphone application to help health care providers and cancer patients identify more than 500 valuable community resources for people in North Central Alabama battling cancer.

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Teledermatology App System Offers Efficiencies and Can Reliably Prioritize Inpatient Consults

A new Penn Medicine study shows that remote consultations from dermatologists using a secure smart phone app are reliable at prioritizing care for hospitalized patients with skin conditions.

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Scents that are Sent by Phone

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A technological breakthrough on the horizon: a new kind of smart phone that sends scents.

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Penn Medicine, Teqqa LLC Developing New Software and App to Track Antibiotic Resistance

Penn Medicine today announced a collaboration with software and analytics company Teqqa, LLC that could revolutionize the way antibiotics are tracked and prescribed in clinical settings.

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