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Research News

Hacking skills pay off for mechanical engineer

Dr. Morteza Vatani was on the team that won first place at the inaugural Cleveland Medical Hackathon, besting 20 other teams.
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Polymer scientist develops limb-saving material for injured soldiers

A $6 million grant from the U.S. Army will advance work being done by Matthew Becker's team to restore injured limbs.
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NSF grant funds design of potential new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Jie Zheng is researching a new class of Abeta inhibitors, a general class of drugs designed to treat Alzheimer’s and other nerve disorders.
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Researchers to examine ways students across globe can collaborate on STEM work

Dr. Shivakumar Sastry receives National Science Foundation funding to develop prototype with applications beyond STEM education.
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