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As part of its Bridging the Gap Plus Program, DARPA awarded a consortium of universities, biomedical startups, and nonprofit organizations an award that supports the consortium’s development of interventions for spinal cord injuries. The treatments and recovery methods the award aims to develop are to be implemented within days of injury, ultimately improving long-term outcomes.
Karen Moxon, from University of California, Davis (UC Davis), will lead the five-year project supported by the $36 million award. The consortium will focus on three primary technologies, including a near-infrared spectroscopic sensor. Brian Kwon, co-principal investigator and spine surgeon from the University of British Columbia (UBC), will develop the…READ MORE