UT Southwestern Medical Center: Largest Texas high schools to report all concussions to statewide registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center: Largest Texas high schools to report all concussions to statewide registry. “Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.”

Stanford Medical: Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

Stanford Medical: Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics. “The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics has been chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to help lead the development of a coordinating hub for information on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research.”

International Business Times Singapore: NTU scientist develops digital tool to study ancient traditional medicines all over the world

International Business Times Singapore: NTU scientist develops digital tool to study ancient traditional medicines all over the world. “In collaboration with the Research Centre for Digital Humanities at the National Taiwan University and recently NTU’s Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services, Assistant Professor Michael Stanley-Baker designed the digital tools platform DocuSky. This tool was designed to track medical products derived from animals, plants and minerals across different genres of texts—in particular, the digitised Buddhist and Daoist canons, as well as early medical literature.”

University of Alberta: First global open-source database for spinal cord injury research will be a ‘game-changer,’ say experts

University of Alberta: First global open-source database for spinal cord injury research will be a ‘game-changer,’ say experts. “Experts from the University of Alberta and two universities of California are teaming up to launch the world’s first open-source database for spinal cord injury research. The Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research (ODC-SCI) will improve research and treatment worldwide by making data more accessible, according to researchers and patients.”

Science: In departure for NIH, Cancer Moonshot requires grantees to make papers immediately free

Science: In departure for NIH, Cancer Moonshot requires grantees to make papers immediately free. “The long-standing debate over open access to research results has been marked by a geographic divide. In Europe, some public funders have launched a high-profile open-access initiative, dubbed Plan S, that would ultimately require grantees to publish only in journals that immediately make papers free to all. But in the United States, federal agencies have stuck to a decade-old policy that allows grantees to publish in journals that keep papers behind a paywall for up to 1 year. Now, the divide is starting to blur, with one prominent U.S. research program starting to require immediate open access to the peer-reviewed publications it funds.”

Ars Technica: AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

Ars Technica: AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data. “Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like Chang often rely on eye imaging to track the development of conditions like glaucoma. With enough scans, he reasoned, he might find patterns that could help him better interpret test results. That is, if he could get his hands on enough data.”

University of Sydney: Google awards $1m to University of Sydney to put AI into health

University of Sydney: Google awards $1m to University of Sydney to put AI into health. “The University of Sydney’s Westmead Applied Research Centre has been awarded Australia’s inaugural Google.org AI Impact Challenge prize, receiving $1 million and expert support to develop a customised digital health program powered by artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at reducing the risk of heart attack – the biggest cause of death globally.”