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Smartphones collect data to predict onset of depression

Professors Jason Hong and John Zimmerman are using the idea of the quantified self to detect the onset of depression through smartphone data.

Gittis studies neuroscience behind compulsive disorders

Neuroscientist Aryn Gittis received the NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Computational medicine is used to categorize asthma

Associate professor and researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Lane Center for Computational Biology Wei Wu has used the power of computational techniques to redefine how doctors can diagnose their patients.

Pugwash: Hydraulic fracturing has both advantages and disadvantages

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on fracking.

How Things Work: Denser water creates rivers

This week's How Things Work explains how rivers can form underground.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech briefs discusses a lifesaving technique, crows, feminized male fish, autism, artificial chromosomes, and filtering light.

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