This year, the AUTM Better World Report launched a new online
format, publishing two fresh stories each month that celebrate
real-world examples of how academic research benefits humankind.
Here are some highlights of our 2012 stories…
Hearth Health: Cooking
Up a Safer Way to Prepare Meals
|Scientist’s Drive Puts the Brakes on
University of California, Berkeley
Using Dr. James Allison’s pioneering work, the biotechnology company, Medarex, in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, develops Yervoy, the first drug ever shown to significantly improve overall survival for patients with advanced metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Once a Fossil Fuel
Product, Now from a Renewable Resource
Relief from Ringing in
the Ears Gives Tinnitus Sufferers ‘Their Lives
Spare the Rod and Save
the Child: Positive Parenting Technique Reduces
BioArray BeadChip Types
Platelets for Better Transfusion Outcomes
Keeps Food Pest-Free
|Preserved Flowers Grow
Jobs and Market Opportunities
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa)
The new Iluba rose is a real flower that has been preserved to last — without water — for up to six months.
|Neurostar: Firing up
Neurons to Treat Depression
The Neurostar system saves patients from a life of chronic despair.
|Inflatable Design Could
Make Solar Energy More Affordable
Florida State University
An inexpensive solar concentrator could help feed the world's growing appetite for energy.