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Sustainable and nuTritious food Consumption for Older Adults (COAST)

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Dr Laura Wilkinson | Swansea University; Professor Andrea Tales
Competition Sponsor: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Awardee Year: 2023   Our older adult community, especially those from a lower socio-economic…
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Development of next-generation antibiotic adjuvants to enhance antibiotic efficacy and improve infection outcomes

David A Kitzenberg, PhD | Primer Pharmaceuticals Corp
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Awardee Year: 2022 Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older populations. Human immunity senesces, causing increased susceptibility to a range of infections. Furthermore, increasing antibiotic resistance is alarming because when antibiotics…
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Lab-on-a-chip for cardiovascular disease

Jung-Tang Huang, PhD | National Taipei University of Technology; Jakkrapatr O.Baiyokvichit, MS
Competition Sponsor: Academia Sinica of Taiwan
Awardee Year: 2023 This project is a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) for detecting cardiovascular disease. It is going to change the CVD biomarkers measurement from a time-consuming technique into a practically simple screen test…
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Developing Brainwave-Based Audiometric Systems to Evaluate Speech Quality and Listening Fatigue for Users of Speech Enhancement Technology

Yu Tsao, PhD | Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica; Cheng-Hung Hsin, PhD 
Competition Sponsor: Academia Sinica of Taiwan
Awardee Year: 2023 This research project aims to advance the field of audiology by developing a novel approach for evaluating speech quality and assessing listening fatigue in users of…
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Dawn-to-Dusk Dry Fasting for Rapid Reversal of Aging

Ayse Leyla Mindikoglu, M.D., M.P.H.; Weiwei Dang, PhD; Sung Yun Jung, PhD | Baylor College of Medicine; 
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Awardee Year: 2023   DNA double-strand breaks and DNA methylation pattern changes (epigenetic change) are strongly associated with aging. Our previous studies showed that fasting from…
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Reducing “Inflammaging” for Healthy Aging

Prashant Nagpal, co-Founder, COO; Anushree Chatterjee, Ph.D. co-Founder, CEO | Sachi Bio
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Awardee Year: 2023   Older age is the leading risk factor for AD, cognitive decline, and a range of cardiometabolic diseases. While different mechanisms can drive these aging-related diseases, a key…

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