Friday, June 20, 2008
Medical School, YouTube Team to Fight Neurological Diseases
Social media can be a waste of time.
It's easy to find yourself innocently surfing the Web only to find three hours later that you're reading about some celebrity break-up that happened five years ago, which led to an on-set fight on a television program, which caused an executive to be fired, which is why your favorite movie isn't out on DVD yet.
Other times it's not.
The University of California, San Francisco's (UCSF) Memory and Aging Center launched a YouTube video channel that targets researchers, clinicians and patients around the world who have "incurable neurodegenerative brain diseases."
The goal: educate the public, identify patients early along the process, share research and find a cure for these diseases.
No small order. But one social technologies are acutely designed to help.
Along with the channel, the clinic offers access to trial databases and software widgets that can be easily displayed on most websites. The center has also launched a Facebook page and a streaming video page.
By Brad at 01:28 PM | Comments (2)