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Fri August 31, 2012
$5 million in funds toward MU biomedical research projects
The University of Missouri announced today the first recipients of funding awards though its partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; which will fund biomedical research projects.
This round of funding will amount to a total of $5 million being invested in five different projects, and will also offer assistance to scientists as they try to bring their research into the market in the medical world. In a press release, MU detailed the projects. They include projects that will try to improve identification and treatment of lung and other cancers, more accurately measure the severity of burn injuries, create better grafts for use in reconstructive surgery, and try to create a device to detect neurodevelopment disorders in infants and toddlers earlier. The press release says over the next four years, additional projects will be chosen for awards through the partnership, called the Coulter Transitional Partnership Program. There are 15 such programs at academic institutions across the country.