Automating ‘personalized’ emails | Making pig livers humanlike

Automating ‘personalized’ emails?

PITTSBURGH, PA–If you’re in the recruitment biz, you know that personalized emails have a better chance at getting replies than cold emails. Three students at Carnegie Mellon University–Ranadeep Singh, Vishhvak Srinivasan, and Ilyas Bankole-Hameed–might have an easier way to develop “personalized” emails using AI. Last month, the students won the Graduate Entrepreneurship Club‘s Hack-a-Startup competition. Their project,, is a generative AI system that aims to assist recruiters and business-to-business salespeople with outreach by writing hyper-personalized emails and LinkedIn messages for users. The team is now looking for recruiters and salespeople to enroll in their alpha testing. Sign up by filling out this form.

Making pig livers humanlike

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–Thousands of patients across the U.S. will go without the transplant they need to survive and thrive. Biotech company Miromatrix, which was founded from the University of Minnesota, is developing bioengineered organs for transplantation, with over 118 issued patents worldwide. One of its projects is to make pig livers humanlike in a quest to ease organ shortage.

Miami students make Forbes 30 Under 30 list

MASON, OH–Miami University students who launched a company that sells products that numb skin while getting a tattoo, and then brighten, preserve and soothe inked skin afterward, Selom Agbitor and Oliver Zak, were recognized on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the retail and e-commerce category. So far, Mad Rabbit has raised $7 million in funding from Mark Cuban and others, and revenue is expected to top $16 million in 2022.

NASA medical research

FLYOVER COUNTRY–Recently, we interviewed the CTO of Virtual Incision, a spinout from the University of Nebraska Medical Center that has developed a surgical robot that is being tested on the International Space Station. Now NASA’s Flight Opportunities program is providing more critical data to advance space-based medical innovations. Researchers from the University of Louisville, Orbital Medicine, and Purdue University have been working on technologies that aim to control and contain bleeding and facilitate surgery in space.