Vidya Jayanthi

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  • Tech Startup promises a new app-roach to ADHD treatment

    An American start-up composed of staff from the Pittsburgh and California Bay Area developed an app in October 2018 that could change the way that people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) manage their symptoms. The app is called "Eachday," a reference to the developers’ hopes that the app becomes an integral part of the users’ daily lives. Accordin...

    SciTech | October 4, 2021
  • CMU to introduce a cloud lab in the fall of 2022

    A new member will be joining Carnegie Mellon’s campus in the fall of 2022, along with the incoming first-year class. This member is coming with plenty of money and high expectations, not unlike some other incoming first-years. And not unlike this year's graduating class, this member will heavily rely upon remote participation.

    SciTech | September 27, 2021
  • Researchers discover "Zombie Genes" in the brain that come to life after death

    Imagine watching your favorite medical drama. The surgeons are scrambling to save the patient, who is lying on the table, cut open and under the influence of anesthesia. Just before the surgeon can finish their beautifully-written speech about how they endured medical school for this very moment, they are interrupted by a loud, flatline sound. Suddenly, all is silent and the scene cuts to black. E...

    SciTech | April 5, 2021
  • Northwestern scientists discover way to replicate brain tissue

    Thanks to a new breakthrough from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, it may be possible for surgeons in the near future to treat many neurodegenerative diseases by inserting healthy neurons into ailing patients.

    SciTech | March 8, 2021
  • Neanderthal genes could be related to human risk for COVID-19

    For every 100 of those infected with the coronavirus (which has now reached a global total surpassing 113 million confirmed cases), about 30 individuals are asymptomatic. Not only do they not present symptoms within the first two weeks of receiving the virus, but they go on to [never display any signs of the virus](

    SciTech | March 1, 2021