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Screen Time NYTimes
Posted: 12/18/2019
The first iPhone was introduced in 2007; just over a decade later, in 2018, a Pew survey found that 95 percent of teenagers had access to a smartphone, and 45 percent said they were online “almost constantly.” When researchers began trying to gauge the impact of all this “screen time” on adolescent...
Throwaway kids illustration
Posted: 12/18/2019
When she was in foster care — her clothes in bags, uprooted and shuttled from one strange home to the next — Desi Henderson thought next to nothing about the wrong it might be doing to her brain.Now, at 19, and studying to be the kind of teacher who gave her hope, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, teen who “...
CTN 2019 Annual Report Cover
Posted: 12/11/2019
The report includes funding information, summaries of high-impact CTN research studies, and a spotlight on early career investigator Dr. Kate Mills. ctn-2019-annual-report.pdf 
Krista DeStasio
Posted: 09/12/2019
When learning to write code for research projects, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to set-up a project and the novice programmer may not yet have the experience necessary to forsee potential pitfalls of a given, seemingly inconsequential decision. This post provides a discussion of best...
Nicki Swann with students
Posted: 09/12/2019
A research team led by the University of Oregon’s Nicole Swann has zeroed in on what may be easily detectable markers of Parkinson’s disease.The evidence is in the specific angles and sharpness of electrical waves in unfiltered raw data captured by scalp electroencephalograms of patients receiving...
Adults hold hands
Posted: 09/12/2019
Are you interested in starting a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy consult team? Check out this new article for practical advice and considerations. The paper is authored by a team of scientists led by CTN's Dr. Maureen Zalewski.
FIND video coaching
Posted: 09/12/2019
Scientists at the University of Oregon are working to establish a new model for the study and prevention of childhood stress-related diseases.Two recent studies, done under the direction of Philip Fisher of the UO Center for Translational Neuroscience, approach this from different angles. One...
screenshot from video
Posted: 09/12/2019
Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer discusses myths and misconceptions about adolescence. Adolescence can be complicated, but there are some stereotypes about it that can create misunderstandings. Understanding adolescent brain and social development can help us promote healthy outcomes for all. 
Woman and baby
Posted: 09/12/2019
What if children could get a test at the doctor’s office that would tell them if stress experienced in their early lives is putting themselves at high risk of poor health and early death? And what if the results of that test could tell them exactly what treatment would help?


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