Treatment for liver damage
There’s a ton of research going on at Cincinnati Children’s. Researchers may have a potential treatment for obesity-driven liver damage, which is the primary cause for liver transplants in children and adults. The treatment involves blocking a molecular “pathway” of ihTh17 cells to the liver.
Cincinnati Children’s is also researching a set of inflammatory mediators that appear to prevent weight gain, a condition that increases a person’s risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The research involves the role of two proteins that regulate B-cell activity in the immune system.
CincyTech raises another fund
CincyTech has finished raising another fund, giving it nearly $20 million in new money to invest. The money will be used to invest in seed-stage health care and digital startups in Ohio, principally in Cincinnati.
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Kaleidoscope Innovation’s big growth
Cincy-based Kaleidoscope Innovation has doubled its revenue since it was acquired by InfoSys. One of the biggest drivers behind that growth is the clinical video and data team, which uses AI and machine learning to generate insights from clinical data.
Second cohort of Kroger Innovation Fund
Kroger announced the second cohort of its Innovation Fund. The fund selected 10 startups, out of 145 applicants, to receive a total of $2.5 million in funding to launch innovative consumer products made with surplus food of food byproducts to advance the upcycled food industry.
A new look at supercomputing
Supercomputing is becoming increasingly common in the research landscape. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), which provides a shared infrastructure in advanced modeling, simulation and analysis, is working with UC to provide instructional workshops to demystify and expand it at the university. This educates faculty, staff and students on how best to use resources available.