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Smart Walking System Wins Multiple Sclerosis Challenge

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A company developing systems to assist with walking is the winner of a competition for innovations to help people with multiple sclerosis. . . . → Read More: Smart Walking System Wins Multiple Sclerosis Challenge

NSF Funds AI Covid-19 Drug Combo Simulation

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National Science Foundation is funding a new system that uses artificial intelligence to find optimal combinations of current drugs to treat Covid-19 disease. . . . → Read More: NSF Funds AI Covid-19 Drug Combo Simulation

New Venture Fund Backs Underserved, Academic Start-Ups

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A new $300 million venture capital fund is underway that aims to support technology start-ups often left behind by larger mainstream investors. . . . → Read More: New Venture Fund Backs Underserved, Academic Start-Ups

Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

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A university lab is designing a system that allows for people with stroke to perform rehabilitation at home, while still guided remotely by a therapist. . . . → Read More: Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

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A mobile app for Covid-19 contact tracing, designed to protect the user’s personal privacy, is being developed by two university engineering labs. . . . → Read More: Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

Home Eye Pressure Gauge in the Works

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An easy-to-use device for measuring intraocular pressure responsible for glaucoma is in development by University of Pittsburgh biomedical engineers. . . . → Read More: Home Eye Pressure Gauge in the Works

Small Biz Grant Funds Covid-19 Disinfectant Spray

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A Florida start-up company is developing a fast-acting disinfectant spray that dries on contact, yet still kills Covid-19 viruses on surfaces. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Covid-19 Disinfectant Spray

A.I. Employed for Local Covid-19 Prediction Models

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Computer scientists in California are writing deep learning algorithms that generate forecasts for Covid-19 infections in local communities. . . . → Read More: A.I. Employed for Local Covid-19 Prediction Models

HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

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HBCUs still hand out more bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields to Blacks than traditionally white institutions, but no longer produce the rates of STEM bachelors they once did. . . . → Read More: HBCUs Still Putting Blacks in STEM

Single Sensor to Detect Covid-19, Flu in Works

A university engineering team is developing an electronic sensor to quickly detect and distinguish between Covid-19 and influenza viruses. . . . → Read More: Single Sensor to Detect Covid-19, Flu in Works