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Naval vessels operated by the US Military can stretch to lengths of over a thousand feet and are comparable to the height of a twenty-story building. It’s no surprise then that these ships are manned by a crew of thousands. With so many sailors to manage, how can Naval officers make sure their crew is always accounted for?...

For many individuals with health concerns, selecting the correct medication for their body can be a daunting task. Most drugs have an extensive list of side effects, some of which can have significant consequences for the user....

Gordon Daugherty is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor, and best-selling author. He is the co-founder and president of Capital Factory, a startup accelerator, seed-stage venture fund, and co-working facility based in Austin, Texas....

Millions of people around the world live with Diabetes, a disease marked by excessive blood sugar levels. Diabetes can wreak havoc on blood vessels in the body, causing complications to vital organs. One such complication is Diabetic Retinopathy—when damage to blood vessels in the eye leads to blurriness, dark areas of vision, difficulty perceiving colors, and eventually, blindness....

Roslynn Velasquez is the Marketing Director for the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, a program for launching successful tech ventures through entrepreneurship education, mentoring, and networking connections, and the initiative under which OwlSpark was founded....

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....