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How Thoughts Become a Psychiatric Diagnosis - Lloyd Sederer
Diagnosing disorders of the mind is a difficult business. As a medical specialty, psychiatry currently lacks blood, imaging and genetic tests that can validly establish a diagnosis for its vast predominance of major illnesses. While there are spectacular advances in functional brain imaging, genomic analysis, and cognitive neuroscience, these research findings have not yet meaningfully added to our understanding of how the brain's malfunctions produce its myriad of mental pathologies.
psychology  psychiatry  medicine  technology  diagnosis  mental-illness 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Game on! UCLA researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria / UCLA Newsroom
"Working on the assumption that large groups of public non-experts can be trained to recognize infectious diseases with the accuracy of trained pathologists, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have created a crowd-sourced online gaming system in which players distinguish malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones by viewing digital images obtained from microscopes."
crowdsourcing  medicine  health  diseases  diagnosis  citizen-science  distributed 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Use tools running on M-Lab to test your Internet connection. | M-Lab
Online tools supported by Google and other academic groups to measure internet activity: net neutrality, traffic shaping, etc.
internet  tools  online  network  test  diagnosis  google  isp  netneutrality  traffic 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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