Innovation in Bloomington

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April 26, 2018

Speech therapy robot for children with cleft lip and palate wins Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge

Two IU graduate students created "Buddy," a robot that encourages children with cleft lip and palate to do speech therapy in the form of storytelling in their homes, among friends and family.

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Supporting Innovation

IU biologist awarded $1.15 million to 'recruit' bacteria in the fight against disease, pollution

IU biologist Jake McKinlay has been awarded $1.15 million from the National Science Foundation to help "recruit" bacteria in the effort to improve health and reduce pollution.

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Co-founders of BotMaven

Startups in the Spotlight

Startups launched by IU alumni, students win big at B-Start program's Demo Day competition

Early-stage software and high-tech startups founded by IU alumni and students won more than $3,000 during the final event of the 22-week pre-accelerator program organized by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.

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Save the Date

IU hosting conference to help Air Force 'invent the future today'

IU Bloomington is one of six universities nationwide to host innovation workshops to update the Air Force's science and technology strategy. The conference, taking place May 10-11, will address a variety of advanced technological and scientific topics.

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Andrea Hoffman

Innovation in the News

IU research suggests failed osteoarthritis drug could get new life as opioid-addiction treatment

A new study suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in combination with opioid-based pain medications.

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Innovation in the News

IU study finds brain differences in athletes playing contact vs. noncontact sports

The findings contribute important information to research on subconcussive blows common in sports such as football, soccer, hockey and skiing.

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Tightly packed retinal ganglion neurons

Innovation in the News

New imaging technique by IU researchers could improve the diagnosis, treatment of glaucoma

Glaucoma causes blindness by damaging cells in the retina. A new method obtains high-definition, high-contrast images of the translucent cells where the disease originates.

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