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Brain-scan data discovery could revolutionize treatment of bipolar disorder & depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting millions of people. Although pharmaceutical and other treatments have become more advanced over the years, diagnosis is often an unprecise science. A patient visits a doctor, and the doctor observes a patient’s symptoms and general demeanor, then decides on a treatment plan according to the patient’s self-reporting of their condition and what is observed by the doctor.

Google funds UNM program to attract female robotics students

Multinational tech company Google is funding a new program at the University of New Mexico that aims at attracting more female undergraduates to robotics. UNM was one of 15 institutions nationwide to receive explore CSR (computer science research) grants from Google.

Innovative study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions

Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects.

The quiet persistence of segregation: reconstructing the housing industry

In theory, society has changed a great deal since the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Many laws have been passed penalizing discrimination based on race, sex, disability and sexuality, to name a few. Diversity in the U.S. is on the rise, and social media is peppered with substantive buzzwords like inclusion and internationality. However, after delving into her recently published study on housing and segregation, University of New Mexico (UNM) Sociology professor Elizabeth Korver-Glenn found a very different reality.

UNM hosts NSF Day New Mexico on Aug. 29

The University of New Mexico is partnering with the National Science Foundation New Mexico’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to host a day dedicated to research funding opportunities.

New director announced for Southwest Hispanic Research Institute

The Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) at The University of New Mexico will be under new leadership when students arrive back on campus for classes. Irene Vásquez, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and American Studies, is the new director of SHRI and took up the position at the beginning of August.

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