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Challenge Seeks Gastrointestinal Toxicity Test Methods

A challenge competition on InnoCentive sponsored by AstraZeneca is looking for new lab tests for toxic effects of drugs on the gastrointestinal tract. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Gastrointestinal Toxicity Test Methods

FDA Holding Opioid Overdose App Competition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking a smartphone app that can quickly find a source of the antidote drug naloxone for someone having an opioid overdose. . . . → Read More: FDA Holding Opioid Overdose App Competition

Challenge Seeks Health Technology Start-Ups

A new competition is seeking start-up enterprises worldwide to pitch their ideas for solving health care issues with technology directly to life sciences industry leaders. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Health Technology Start-Ups

$1.2M Challenge Seeking More Accurate Mammograms

A new challenge is seeking better computer models that interpret mammograms with fewer erroneous results, resulting in fewer unneeded medical tests. . . . → Read More: $1.2M Challenge Seeking More Accurate Mammograms

Stem Cells Banked for Bipolar Disorder Research

Stem cells from people with bipolar disorder are being collected by an academic-industry partnership for scientists worldwide who study the disorder. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Banked for Bipolar Disorder Research

$1 Million Challenge Seeks Child Health Solutions

A new challenge seeks technologies and solutions to reduce child mortality and improve the health of children in low-resource regions of the world. . . . → Read More: $1 Million Challenge Seeks Child Health Solutions

Portable Genome Device to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Leopard skin seized in wildlife trafficking raid in Ethiopia (USAID)

12 May 2016. A handheld device for analyzing DNA can be used on the scene to identify products with endangered wildlife, to help stop poachers and smugglers of those species. A team from University of Leicester in the U.K. that devised this solution is . . . → Read More: Portable Genome Device to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Challenge Seeks New Regenerative Tools with Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells reprogrammed from human skin (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine)

29 April 2016. A challenge offered through InnoCentive is seeking new methods of harnessing adult stem cells for regenerative medicine. The competition has a total purse of $15,000 and a 24 June 2016 deadline for submissions. The sponsor of the challenge, . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks New Regenerative Tools with Stem Cells

Challenge Seeks Diabetic Kidney Disease Treatments

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15 April 2016. A challenge on InnoCentive is asking for new techniques to deliver drugs to specialized kidney cells in patients with kidney damage caused by diabetes. The competition has a total purse of $20,000 and a deadline of 13 May 2016 for submissions. The sponsor of the challenge, pharmaceutical company Boehringer . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Diabetic Kidney Disease Treatments

$500K Challenge Seeks Mood Research Ideas with iPhone

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Update, 20 July 2016. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsoring the Mood Challenge announced the competition’s 5 semi-finalists:

– Aware Study, to measure mood and posttraumatic stress symptoms among the millions of adults living with PTSD.

– BiAffect, a system for understanding mood and neurocognitive functioning in bipolar disorder using keystroke dynamics, . . . → Read More: $500K Challenge Seeks Mood Research Ideas with iPhone