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Required: Deep partnerships between industry and academia to upgrade healthcare and biomedical research via Big Data

Join the disruptors of health science (Nature):

Thomas R. Insel’s biggest lesson from his shift from NIMH director to Silicon Valley entrepreneur: academic and technology company researchers should partner up.

“In early 2015, I testified with several other National Institutes of Health (NIH) directors at an annual hearing held by the US Senate. It was my 13th and final year as director of the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland. What struck me most was how Read the rest of this entry »

Australian neurotech firm raises $4m to develop neurofeedback-based headband aimed at helping kids with autism relax and better engage

 

Neurotech founder Adrian Trevisan (left) with chief executive Wolfgang Storf (right)

Neurotech raises $4m for medical device (Business News Western Australia):

“Medical technology company Neurotech International has tapped investors for $4m to fund further development of its Mente Autism device…which uses neurofeedback technology to help children with autism spectrum disorder.” Read the rest of this entry »

Update: The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

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Time for SharpBrains’ August e-newsletter, this time starting with a conversation whose time has come…

New thinking:

Year 2030, your college-age daughter, who has normal hearing, has been pounding on you to get the latest hearing aid that allows one to cancel out noise on demand, amplify selected ambient conversations at will, and can easily connect to the music store. Should you buy one for her? Maybe you should buy one not only for her, but also for you as you enter your 60s? Keep reading The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

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Have a great September!

 

The SharpBrains Team

“Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve education, productivity and health via brain enhancement from SharpBrains

Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

Mental Health Innovation and Dr. Tom Insel: from the NIMH to Google/ Verily Life Sciences to Startup Mindstrong

Former Alphabet exec is working on an idea to detect mental health disorders by how you type on your phone (CNBC):

“Can a smartphone detect whether a user is suicidal or depressed?

That’s the promise of an exploding number of mental health entrepreneurs, who are exploring opportunities to monitor users’ smartphone behavior to detect a variety of symptoms — all with their consent. Read the rest of this entry »

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