Author Archives: Matthew Gunther

New “OurNotes” technology allows patients to be more involved with their healthcare

A study at UCLA is examining the use of a new technology called “OurNotes” which would allow patients to help in their own medical documentations.  Rather than being a passive participants, patients are given electronic copies of their medical records

New “OurNotes” technology allows patients to be more involved with their healthcare

A study at UCLA is examining the use of a new technology called “OurNotes” which would allow patients to help in their own medical documentations.  Rather than being a passive participants, patients are given electronic copies of their medical records

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

Phone “addiction” shows chemical changes in the brain

A new study looks at the ways in which regular phone use can affect brain chemistry.  In particular, after examining two groups (one addicted and one not addicted), it was shown that those who had that desire to reach for

New study shows brain implants can affect mood

A new military-funded study is investigating the use of brain implants to regulate mood.  Specifically, the research shows that not only can stimulation affect things like concentration, but it can go one step further and provide relief from severe mood

New study shows brain implants can affect mood

A new military-funded study is investigating the use of brain implants to regulate mood.  Specifically, the research shows that not only can stimulation affect things like concentration, but it can go one step further and provide relief from severe mood

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those

Tracking readiness to perform surgical operations via brain imaging

A new study is looking at the use of surgery simulation in training future practitioners.  It shows promise for tracking surgical readiness via brain imaging, specifically cortical activation.  Those who trained on the simulator had higher cortical activation than those

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880