"This year’s submissions represent a broad cross section of universities and colleges and demonstrate the diversity of approaches to improving health and healthcare outcomes,” VentureWell CEO Phil Weilerstein said. “Submissions went through rigorous external review by panels of industry and technical experts. The volume of high quality submissions made the selection of the awardees a challenging process. The winners of the Venture and Design Excellence prizes are addressing the diagnosis and treatment of two major challenges. The sophistication of their solutions and the potential that these innovations represent demonstrates the impact of bringing the focus of BME undergraduates to real world needs."
“Before this study, if you would have asked 10 allergy specialists if allergy prevalence varied depending on where people live, all 10 of them would have said yes, because allergen exposures tend to be more common in certain regions of the .,” said Darryl Zeldin, ., scientific director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH. “This study suggests that people prone to developing allergies are going to develop an allergy to whatever is in their environment. It’s what people become allergic to that differs.