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Released: 7-Apr-2020 6:40 PM EDT
UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide to test out a smartphone app that's intended to predict outbreaks of infections such as cold, flu, or other virus outbreaks. The app is a project funded by the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which makes investments in technologies that support national security.

Newswise: UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched an app called Stop COVID-19 Together, which is designed to predict the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community and to assess the effectiveness of current measures in that community, including physical distancing. The app will build a map of possible hotspots where there may be a higher risk for accelerated spread of the disease.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

Newswise: New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
Released: 2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
University of Vermont

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that enabling panic sufferers to observe their body's reaction to stress reduces panic.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response

Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see
Ohio State University

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users. The study’s findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviors about which end users know little to nothing.

Newswise: Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data
Released: 30-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data
Cornell University

A recent Cornell Tech alumnus is applying his health tech skills to a crowdsourcing app that allows users to share their COVID status, to better inform individuals and health authorities.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Explore Our Virtual Learning STEM Resources
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Did you know that we have free education resources you can use from home to engage students in science? Explore our Science Education Partnership Award Program projects and Pathways resources to find STEM learning opportunities for pre-K through grade 12.


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