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June 14, 2018

IU School of Medicine research leads to breakthrough for rare bone disease

As a result of the research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for patients with an uncommon, painful and deforming childhood bone disease.

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Kelley MBA students launch company that makes nut-free, gluten-free snack bars

Blake Sorensen has always had a life-threatening nut allergy, so in a social entrepreneurship course, he and classmate Alex Marijan addressed society's need for safer snacking.

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IU-invented microscope could make surgeries more effective, disease diagnoses timelier

In the not-so-distant future, surgeons could ensure the complete removal of malignant tumors, and pathologists could analyze tissue more efficiently.

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Indianapolis high school adopts math educational tech from IU, IUPUI startups

Thanks to startups launched by IU and IUPUI education experts, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School students can strengthen their math skills and be paid as peer tutors.

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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 kids with cleft lip and palate to do at-home speech therapy with friends and family via storytelling.

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IU Kokomo student, professor partner to build drawing robot

At first glance, this research project doesn't look like anything unusual. But the simple metal frame doesn't give away this robot's purpose -- creating artwork.

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IU Research and Technology Corp. named Tech Transfer Unit of the Year

IURTC's record of starting and growing businesses and the creation of the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund were key to earning the top spot.

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Art exhibit by IU School of Nursing researcher educates about menopausal hot flashes

The "Hot flashes? Cool!" exhibit is composed of two- and three-dimensional art, including several interactive pieces.

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IU-related startup Indiana Lysis Technologies named best biotech invention at competition

The company's technology uses nanoparticles to administer agents that digest blood clots in the lungs, also known as pulmonary embolisms.

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Kelley MBA students win $15,000 for startup cosmetics company

An appreciation for a natural cosmetics product used by women across Africa led the entrepreneurs to win the 2018 Clapp IDEA Competition, defeating more than 100 other student teams.

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