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Startup

Building personal support teams at scale
Whether elderly or less-abled, if you need home care it can be confusing, expensive and frustrating when trying to find care providers. Thrown into this world as the result of an accident, Dan Hillyer realised that 40% of his funds (personal and Government provided) were going to agencies that sent practitioners who would often not know or understand his needs, Dan and partner Maryanne decided there had to be a better way. From this, TappON was born. Connecting customers that need care to qualified and rated providers, TappON delivers consistent confidence for the customer and provider alike. https://about.tappon.co/
7th November 2019 by tl 0 Comments
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Wellbeing

The First Country to Ban Plastic Cups, Plates, and Cutlery
The French government has passed a law that could revolutionize barbecues, picnics, and birthdays. Starting in 2020, most plastic cups, plates and cutlery will be totally banned. https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/france-bans-plastic-plates-cutlery-cop21/
7th November 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
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7th November 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
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Wellbeing

Clever idea to buy from the bush
A social media campaign to support farmers #buyfromthebush https://www.facebook.com/105928474161963/posts/116884913066319/
6th November 2019 by narellehooper 1 Comments
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Healthcare

3D printed children's bones that guide surgery
A few years ago Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney was looking for a material for 3D printing that simulates bone. The aim was to help surgeons go into a theatre to operate, by giving them more understanding of bones so they can test implants and understand how the material will react when you drill or cut into it. 3D printing has a huge advantage, because you can repeatedly print the bone to the exact size and scale of the child they’re about to do the surgery on. As a result a multidisciplinary team at UNSW Built Environment has developed a bone simulation project with practical application.https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/art-architecture-design/unsw-researcher-using-3d-printing-simulate-
6th November 2019 by IdeaSpies 2 Comments
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Healthcare

New clues to preventing Alzheimer's
Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease. The woman with an Alzheimer’s-causing mutation and lots of beta-amyloid buildup (red, above) in her brain remained cognitively healthy for decades.This case comes at a time when the Alzheimer’s field needs new approaches after billions of dollars have been spent on developing and testing treatments and many have failed. It has been more than 15 years since the last treatment for dementia was approved, and the few drugs available do not work very well for very long.https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/colombian-woman-s-genes-offer-new-clues-staving-alzheimer-s
6th November 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
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