Bioscience

ASU research efforts to improve human health will get $3 million in federal stimulus grants

November 16, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Bio-Medicine] – Arizona State University has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Institutes of Health. ASU professors Stuart Lindsay and Paul Westerhoff will lead a pair of two-year, innovative projects designed to tackle challenges in the fields of rapid DNA sequencing and the potential health risks of nanotechnology.

As part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or “ARRA”), the NIH has established a new program entitled Research and Research Infrastructure “Grand Opportunities,” or the “GO” grants program. Its purpose is to support innovative ideas that lend themselves to short-term funding, and may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health and health care delivery.

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