Show: September 22, 2013:
- Why should "young invincibles" purchase health insurance?
- What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
- Can pediatricians prevent children from smoking?
- What was President Grover Cleveland’s secret?
- How can a computer program detect autism?
- Why are some medical students hypochondriacs?
- How often should women be screened for osteoporosis?
- Sex and Alzheimer’s: Where do we draw the line?
- View all topics for the week
How can a computer program detect autism?
Interview: Jorge Jose, DSc, vice president of research, Indiana University.
The Indiana University School of Medicine and Rutgers University have collaborated to help create a new screening tool that can more accurately diagnose autism in children as young as 3. Jorge Jose, D.Sc., vice president of research at Indiana University, is part of the research team developing the novel technology. By tracking and comparing the random movements of a child with autism to movements of other children, the program promises to help physicians and therapists create greater individualized therapy and treatments for children with autism.