News - 15 Feb 2013
Since the beginning of time, living organisms have developed ingenious mechanisms to monitor their environment. As part of an international study, a team of researchers has adapted some of these...
News - 16 Sep 2010
Earlier this year, the North Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law highlighted the value of a spit test to catch drug drivers. Testing for drugs in saliva is very challenging, but findings announced...
News - 15 May 2018
Imagine testing for marijuana, opioids, and cocaine as rapidly as a breathalyzer tests alcohol. An innovative, less expensive chemical sensing chip enables getting a step closer to this technology,...
News - 31 Mar 2016
Diagnosing disease can be highly technical, costly and time-consuming, which are all challenges that become particularly problematic in low-income and remote locations. Now scientists are reporting in...
News - 24 Dec 2020
Serotonin is a neurochemical that plays a critical role in the way the brain controls our thoughts and feelings. For example, many antidepressants are designed to alter serotonin signals sent between...
News - 10 Dec 2021
A group of researchers including a University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist has been given a $1.1 million grant to further improve a smartwatch sensor engineered to support the long-term...
Article - 20 Oct 2017
The illicit drugs trade (also known as drug trafficking or the illegal drugs trade) is considered to be one of the largest global businesses, at $322 billion.
Article - 10 Nov 2021
In this article, we discuss how smartphone sensors are revolutionizing intoxication and drug detection, as well as future outlooks for this technology.