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Researchers harness computer science for treating opioid addiction

MONTANA — Augmented reality, in which digital data is blended with sensory experience via a special headset or similar technology, has been used to train surgeons, to help fighter pilots navigate and to entertain the masses with video games like Pokémon Go. Now, researchers at Montana State University hope it can be used to help those recovering from addiction to opioid drugs. Backed by a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, MSU computer scientists will work with healthcare professionals to develop a computerized system that connects patients with recovery strategies, whether they’re on a bus, at work or at home...


Professor summarizes role of climate change in 2020 fire season

UM News Service MONTANA — In an invited, rapid-publication article for the journal Global Change Biology, University of Montana Associate Professor Philip Higuera tallies the statistics on the 2020 fire season, calling the numbers shocking, yet at the same time sadly predictable. By the end of ...


Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears

SEELEY LAKE — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smo...


Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...


Carbon County, aiming to be age-friendly, aligns with national network Carbon County, aiming to be age-friendly, aligns with national network

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...


Passing the volunteer torch Passing the volunteer torch

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...


Changing attitudes key to addressing ageism Changing attitudes key to addressing ageism

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...


A home of their own, together A home of their own, together

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those cha...


Making the connection Making the connection

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those challeng...


Building community from the inside Building community from the inside

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those cha...


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