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August 28, 2020

In August, Rice 360°’s design team “At Your Cervix” earned the prestigious prize for Healthcare Technologies in Low-Resource Settings, in the National Institutes of Health 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) competition, including a $15k award,...

August 28, 2020

In 2016, the laudable progress made in reducing child mortality in Malawi by 73% between 1992 and 2016 motivated researchers from the University of Malawi and University of British Columbia (UBC) to learn more about the lagging improvements during the same time period...

April 2, 2020

Student teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice and the University of Michigan won top prizes at the 10th annual Rice 360⁰ Institute for Global Health design competition March 27, which was held online for the first time due to the pandemic.

First place wen...

December 11, 2017

The NEST360° team is committed to scaling NEST across Africa to save 500,000 newborn lives every year. There has never been a better time to do this. The political resolve, both internationally and among African nations, to address neonatal deaths has never been strong...

December 4, 2017

The first clinical study of a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students couldn’t have come at a better time for NEST360°, an international team of scientists, doctors and global health experts preparing for a Dec. 11 competition for $10...

September 22, 2016

Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum has received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship. Richards-Kortum, the founder and director of Rice’s award-winning Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, is the first Houston scientist, the first...

September 16, 2016

Rice lab invents real-time ‘optical sectioning’ to remove out-of-focus light

Rice University researchers have added a clever spin — a rotating grating that removes out-of-focus light — to a cutting-edge, minimally invasive fiber-optic microscope that lets oncologists an...

August 17, 2016

Rice 360º wins key funding for low-cost syringe pump

One of the most promising technologies from Rice University’s global health initiative — a low-cost, rugged syringe pump called AutoSyP — has won grant funding to make the transition from a promising prototype to a pr...

July 12, 2016

More than 100 people, including several from Rice, gathered June 29 at Malawi’s largest hospital for a joyful dedication ceremony of a new neonatal ward that was built through a 2013 Rice fundraising campaign.

The spacious new addition to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospi...

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