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Mom's Medical Mystery

STATUS: Awarded
POSTED: Aug 13 2012
SOURCE: InnoCentive

We have created this Brainstorm Challenge to start a community dialogue that will help to solve a medical mystery. After the birth of her third child, my previously very healthy wife developed a life-threatening set of conditions. Two years, dozens of specialists and hundreds of tests later, there is still no definitive diagnosis. Our goal is to generate ideas that lead to a solution that has eluded doctors at top medical centers across the country. We would love for the Solver’s in the InnoCentive community to channel their inner Doctor House and join us in crowdsourcing this diagnosis.

Challenge ID: 10300000019
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An InnoCentive Brainstorm Challenge is a question written by a member of the InnoCentive Community to obtain access to new ideas. These “global brainstorms” tap the InnoCentive Global Solver Community and may lead to any number of outcomes, such as a new commercial application for a current product, or a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Brainstorm Challenges are Open Ideation, meaning that all submissions may be viewed by any Solver who has signed the Challenge confidentiality agreement. Submissions are typically a few paragraphs long and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In a Brainstorm Challenge, Solvers may:
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  • Expand on solutions submitted by other Solvers

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