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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.

Newswise: App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment
Released: 16-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment
Georgia Institute of Technology

Many breast cancer survivors suffer from lymph collection known as lymphedema. It causes arms to swell, and sufferers often become severely depressed. A new app detects it early, and its makers hope it will help spread awareness of the disease.

Released: 6-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EST
Skills Training Opens ‘DOORS’ to Digital Mental Health for Patients with Serious Mental Illness
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. A new training program, called DOORS, can help patients get the full benefit of innovative digital mental health tools, reports a study in the March issue of Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
Released: 28-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
University of Rhode Island

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to develop an app-based tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better report sexual abuse.


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