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Sales can be tough for farmers and agricultural workers. Depending on farmer’s markets and corporations to buy your crops can lead to massive amounts of surplus. With the recent events surrounding COVID-19, farmers across the country had to dump produce due to supply chain disruptions and lost a number of their customers. For consumers, this meant food shortages....

Dr. Smriti Zanefeld is the co-founder and research director of Lazarus 3D, creating anatomically accurate, high-fidelity models directly from patient MRI/CT data doctors and medical device companies can use to perform surgical rehearsals and training workshops in highly realistic conditions....

A primary concern for expecting mothers is the safety of their unborn child. When taking prescription and OTC drugs, it is imperative to ensure that they will not cause an adverse reaction, potentially endangering the health of the baby....

A graduate of Washington & Lee University and Rice University, Gray Hancock, started his career focused on qualitative finance. After a few years in consulting, Gray transitioned to operations, serving as head of trade and investment for UKTI as well as director of operations for biotechnology company DNAtrix....

During minimally invasive surgeries, surgeons encounter a common obstacle in ruptured and bleeding blood vessels, which can often be very difficult to locate. Normally when this problem occurs, surgeons indiscriminately apply a general hemostatic agent to a large general area, wasting time and resources....

There are many milestones in life. First day of college, graduation, marriage, first child, first grandchild, retirement, and many more. Second Act, group of Rice MBAs and their friends, came together to focus on the life after retirement. They thought they found a huge market in the recently retired community, so they came up with the idea to match retirees...

Can you imagine not knowing when you need to use the restroom? Your bladder fills up as it normally does, but you have no concept of how full your bladder is getting. This is the struggle that patients with neurogenic bladder face in their everyday lives. Having a neurogenic bladder means that their bladder and brain don’t communicate with each...

When you think of a stereotypical entrepreneur, what do you think of? Someone with a degree in business? Brittany Barreto is unconventional. She jumped into the entrepreneurship world with a science-centered background—bachelor’s in biology and a doctorate in human genetics—and a crazy idea from college. As she worked tirelessly to finish the doctorate, Brittany devoted the little time she had...