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Neck patch carotid artery stenosis and stiffness sensor for early warning of life-threatening stroke

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Ting-Wei Wang, PhD | National Tsing Hua University / Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences;
Competition Sponsor: Academia Sinica
Awardee Year: 2023 Carotid artery stenosis and stiffness represent one…
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The Liver Protects Against Aging Related Dementia

Sui Seng Tee, PhD | University of Maryland School of Medicine
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Awardee Year: 2023 Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects the elderly, with devastating symptoms affecting movement and mobility. This is due to the death of brain cells, resulting in PD traditionally being viewed as…
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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: 2023 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
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 regarding point…
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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
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 speech enhancement…
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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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