LOS ANGELES - A year ago, Karen Lemen got hydrocephalus. Doctors put in a shunt to drain fluid from her brain. That shunt made her a good candidate for a study to help astronauts, because it gives doctors easy access to measure changes in blood pressure. "I was looking for a way to give myself, and the easiest way is to just give back and participate, and be a guinea pig if you will," Lemen said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It looks like Harper Kates is playing a video game, but the 16-year old, who's on the autism spectrum, is learning how to drive. "For most of us, driving is key to achieving our goals," said Amy Weitlauf, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. That's why a team of engineers at Vanderbilt created a virtual reality simulator to help teens with autism get comfortable behind the wheel.
Steve Jordan works for a real estate development company now. For 13 years, he played for the Minnesota Vikings. His son, Cameron, plays for the New Orleans Saints. That's why Steve was quick to volunteer for a study to detect CTE. "By trying to find biomarkers or whatever it is to detect CTE, you're just preparing people to know how to address it as they go on," he said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".