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Presentation of SmokeFreeBrain-project to oncologists at the Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital, Taiwan

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Salumedia Tecnologías travelled to Taiwan in December 2017 to present SmokeFreeBrain project at a local hospital in Taipei together with Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul from Taipei Medical University (TMU). They met five oncologists at the Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital and presented SFB project, research objectives and 3M4Chan smoking cessation intervention that is recruiting patients in Taiwan…

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How exercise can markedly reduce the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms

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New study from SmokeFreeBrain consortium reveals how exercise can markedly reduce the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms Keyworth, H., Georgiou, P., Zanos, P., Rueda, A. V., Chen, Y., Kitchen, I., Camarini, R., Cropley, M., and Bailey, A. (2017) Wheel running during chronic nicotine exposure is protective against mecamylamine-precipitated withdrawal and up-regulates hippocampal α7 nACh receptors…

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Presentation of SmokeFreeBrain in the Division of Clinical Informatics of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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SmokeFreeBrain was presented to the Division of Clinical Informatics of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (USA) on December 15th, 2017. Santiago Hors-Fraile from the University of Seville explained the SoLoMo and 3M4Chan pilots, and their health recommender systems being used to help people quit smoking. The audience – including Professor Charles Safran, chief of…

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Semana de la Ciencia – Jornadas de puertas abiertas (Science Week – Open day)

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Science Week is the annual scientific event with the largest outreach in Europe. From November 7th to 20th 2017, many research and knowledge organizations organize a wide range of scientific activities and performances for all tastes and ages. Members of the Technological Innovation Group (SAS partner) showcased the SmokeFreeBrain project and the “Libre de Humos”…

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Research results from the Public Service Announcements intervention published

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Electroencephalographic, Heart Rate, and Galvanic Skin Response Assessment for an Advertising Perception Study: Application to Antismoking Public Service Announcements Read the full article published at JoVE here: https://www.jove.com/video/55872/electroencephalographic-heart-rate-galvanic-skin-response-assessment Cartocci, G., Caratù, M., Modica, E., Maglione, A. G., Rossi, D., Cherubino, P., et al. Electroencephalographic, Heart Rate, and Galvanic Skin Response Assessment for an Advertising Perception…

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Introduction of the SoLoMo and 3M4Chan apps

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Workshop for understanding diabetes, approaching behavioral change in healthcare, and engagement techniques. A group of healthcare professionals were introduced the features of the mobile apps to quit smoking in SmokeFreeBrain in Doha (Qatar) by Santiago Hors-Fraile, from the University of Seville. The project was presented as an example of good practice in combining behavioural change…

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Molecular Psychiatry: Link between nicotine and depression

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Nicotinic receptors mediate stress-nicotine detrimental interplay via dopamine cells’ activity New research from SGUL partner and collaborators find link between nicotine and depression. This work suggest that nicotine by itself can have important impact on mood dysregulation and should be manipulated with caution. See link http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2017145a.html?foxtrotcallback=true

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Greek Odysseuses Workshop

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On 17th July 2017 SmokeFreeBrain project presented to the Greek Odysseuses team an informal group of young people, several research project outcomes on smoking cessation including the effects of smoking and nicotine on the brain, the methodological implications and early results of the SmoekeFreeBrain sleep study, the combining Biofeedback and Neurofeedback training for Smoking Cessation,…

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The case of pharmacological intervention

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Read the scientific papers here: Ioannides AA, Liu L, Poghosyan V and Kostopoulos GK (2017).Using MEG to Understand the Progression of Light Sleep and the Emergence and Functional Roles of Spindles and K-Complexes.. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11:313. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00313 Ioannides A (2016). Sleep, memory, attention and Neurofeedback. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2016.220.00016…

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The case of Public Service Announcement intervention

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Read the scientific papers here: Cartocci G, Maglione A, Modica E, Rossi D, Cherubino P and Babiloni F (2016). Against smoking public service announcements, a neurometric evaluation of effectiveness. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2016.220.00096 Xefteris S, Styliadis C, Romanopoulou E and Bamidis PD (2016). Behavioral effects of smoking advertisements on adults’ affective response…

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