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Maternova often tracks innovative products that have come from university design or engineering classes. These incredible products benefit from the natural incubation that a vibrant learning community provides. Unfortunately, sometimes with the close of the academic year, these companies struggle to maintain momentum. Maternova asked Warmilu LLC, which grew out of the University of Michigan, to talk about how they navigated the post-academia environment, and how other start ups can thrive after class is over. Warmilu LLC's Shwetha Maddur writes....
Eye-catching striped bednets to fight against malaria? Yes, striped Netprotect® LLIN bed nets are the innovation of Soft Power Health in Uganda. We learned of these on the fascinating blog, [BestNet](http://bestnet-blog.com). Jesse Stone has been [featured on CNN](http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/07/world/africa/kayaking-doctor/index.html) and in this amazing photo series called ['Uganda's Kayaking Doctor.'](http://trevorclarkphoto.com/portfolio/essays/uganda-kayaking-doctor). When she came upon this area of Uganda she found that most families were losing a child due to malaria and that no one had access to insecticide treated nets.
Eye-catching striped bednets to fight against malaria? Yes, striped Netprotect® LLIN bed nets are the innovation of Soft Power Health in Uganda. We learned of these on the fascinating blog, BestNet(http://bestnet-blog.com). Jesse Stone has been [featured on CNN](http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/07/world/africa/kayaking-doctor/index.html) and in this amazing photo series called ['Uganda's Kayaking Doctor.'](http://trevorclarkphoto.com/portfolio/essays/uganda-kayaking-doctor). When she came upon this area of Uganda she found that most families were losing a child due to malaria and that no one had access to insecticide treated nets.
The Lancet and the Imperial College of London recently introduced the Commission on Technologies for Global Health. As part of the press release, [Sam Hughes of the Lancet interviewed Peter Howitt](http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/technologies-for-global-health), head of The Lancet Commission on Technologies for Global Health. Peter explained how "technologies for health" is a broader concept than "health technologies", and stressed that "The key is to for health advocates to think broadly so we're not just focusing on the purely health issues, but looking at the bigger picture, the wider determinants of health."
In honor of world breastfeeding week, we invited a commentary from a unique source--Professor Michael Paradiso of Brown University, a renowned neuroscientist who has developed an interest in the role that breastfeeding plays releasing hormones--and how those hormones affect a woman's brain. We note that there are many circumstances in which breastfeeding is simply impossible due to maternal health issues, physiological issues and in the transmission of HIV. In fact, there is even a phenomenon of [child to breastfeeding woman transmission](http://aidsperspective.net/blog/?p=868)(CTBT) in which seronegative babies end up infecting their mothers with HIV (infants are contaminated by medical technologies or blood in substandard facilities).
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