Newswise: UCLA researchers use artificial intelligence tools to speed critical information on drug overdose deaths

Newswise: UCLA researchers use artificial intelligence tools to speed critical information on drug overdose deaths. “An automated process based on computer algorithms that can read text from medical examiners’ death certificates can substantially speed up data collection of overdose deaths – which in turn can ensure a more rapid public health response time than the system currently used, new UCLA research finds.”

Open Medicine Foundation: Announcing Our Newest Center to Advance Medical Education

Open Medicine Foundation: Announcing Our Newest Center to Advance Medical Education. “Big news! Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is thrilled to announce the launch of our 7th funded Center: The OMF Supported Medical Education Resource Center (MERC) at Bateman Horne Center. In partnership with Bateman Horne Center, the MERC aims to increase the number of knowledgeable healthcare providers equipped to treat ME/CFS, Long COVID, and related multi-system chronic complex diseases (msCCD).”

Stanford News: Stanford-based initiative WastewaterSCAN will monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox, influenza A, and RSV genetic markers to help guide public health responses

Stanford News: Stanford-based initiative WastewaterSCAN will monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox, influenza A, and RSV genetic markers to help guide public health responses. “Researchers at Stanford University and Emory University have launched a nationwide initiative to monitor monkeypox, COVID-19, and other infectious diseases in communities by measuring viral genetic material in wastewater. The effort will also provide health officials and the public with free, high-quality data, which is critical to informing public health decision making.”

BusinessWire: Leafly Launches Unique Data-Sharing Program to Advance Cannabis Research (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Leafly Launches Unique Data-Sharing Program to Advance Cannabis Research (PRESS RELEASE). “Leafly is the informed way to shop for weed and its cannabis data library includes tens of thousands of cannabinoid and terpene strain profiles from the Leafly-Certified Labs Program, subjective strain effects from consumer reviews, and cannabis popularity metrics.”

Inside Precision Medicine: Data Trove Released by Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas

Inside Precision Medicine: Data Trove Released by Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas. “Neuroscientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and their collaborators have released their first research data set on Alzheimer’s disease, in which they categorized cell types based on gene activity. The team hope this approach could ultimately identify new targets for better therapies.”

Inside Precision Medicine: Moffitt Creates Open-Source Software for Viewing Multiplex Images

Inside Precision Medicine: Moffitt Creates Open-Source Software for Viewing Multiplex Images. “Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have created a new open-source software program that allows users to view multiple 2D images simultaneously. Their program, called Mistic, takes information from multidimensional images to create an abstract of each that can be viewed together. A paper in the journal Patterns describes the program and several applications in cancer imaging.”

Texas A&M Today: Study Shows Flies, Roaches Not Likely To Spread COVID-19

Texas A&M Today: Study Shows Flies, Roaches Not Likely To Spread COVID-19. “Insects like biting flies and cockroaches are not likely to spread the agent of COVID-19 to humans, according to a recently published article by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. Public health experts and officials now know much more about the spread of COVID-19, but concerns remained about how the virus spreads indirectly from human to human through contaminated surfaces, animals or insects.”

News@Northeastern: Can Listening To The Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir The Brain

News@Northeastern: Can Listening To The Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir The Brain. “Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, Loui found that for older adults who listened to some of their favorite music, including The Beatles, connectivity in the brain increased. Specifically, [Psyche] Loui—and her multi-disciplinary team of music therapists, neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists—discovered that music bridged the gap between the brain’s auditory system and reward system, the area that governs motivation.”

Sanger Institute: World’s largest database for predicting cancer treatment response based on cancer proteins

Sanger Institute: World’s largest database for predicting cancer treatment response based on cancer proteins . “Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney, Australia, have completed a protein map for 949 cancer cell lines across over 40 cancer types, which have been tested with 650 different treatments. Advanced computational methods were then used to predict the response of cancer cells to treatment.”

University of Southern California: Largest ever study of tobacco content on social media links exposure to tobacco use

University of Southern California: Largest ever study of tobacco content on social media links exposure to tobacco use . “People who have viewed tobacco content on social media are more than twice as likely than non-viewers to report using tobacco and, among those who have never used tobacco, more likely to be susceptible to use in the future. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC analyzed data from 139,624 participants in a meta-analysis of 29 studies.”