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Report highlights positive impact of academic innovations on quality of life

from Newswise

A device that allows the blind to — see via electrical pulses applied to the tongue, a collagen scaffold to treat damaged joints, a new vaccine to prevent shingles, an artificial lung that provides patients with both mobility and comfort during treatment, a program that vastly improves literacy among middle and high-school age students, a device that transforms wheelchairs into all-terrain vehicles and a vaccine to prevent HPV. These are just a few of the discoveries featured in the 2010 edition of the AUTM Better World Report, a collection of stories about technologies that originated in academic research and were brought to the public through technology transfer, the process of licensing and commercializing academic research so it can become real products that make the world a healthier and safer place. more

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