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Federally Funded Research Means:Stronger National Security

Open Water Power has developed a novel aluminum-water platform technology for undersea power generation. Invented and patented by company founders at MIT, the electrochemical system provides safe, scalable and non-toxic energy storage, improving endurance of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and sensors used by the U.S. Navy.

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Federally Funded Research Means:More Efficient, Renewable Energy

Virent, Inc. converts plant-based sugars into a full range of hydrocarbon products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and chemicals for plastics and fibers. Originally discovered at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Virent’s technology produces its hydrocarbon chemicals and fuels in a few hours, compared to the millions of years required for petroleum.

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Federally Funded Research Means:Abundant, More Resilient Crops

As the world’s population continues to grow and human activity places increasing stress on the environment, finding new ways to increase crop yields is a pressing problem. University of Nebraska spinout company Epicrop aims to address this challenge with its revolutionary epigenetic technology to improve a plant’s stress tolerance.

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Federally Funded Research Means:Life-Saving Medical Treatments

Semma Therapeutics is working to turn stem cells into insulin-producing cells for patients with type 1 diabetes. Building on groundbreaking research at Harvard University’s Stem Cell Institute, which identified a way to turn stem cells into functional, insulin-producing cells on a mass scale, the team at Semma hopes to profoundly change diabetes treatment.

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Established in 1994, the Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in fundamental scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive American competitiveness.

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The Science Coalition works to demonstrate the benefits of fundamental scientific research to the public and to celebrate the work that legislators, agency officials, and university researchers do every day to promote fundamental research. Learn more about our most recent Champion of Science Award reception below.

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If America wants to maintain our innovative edge, create meaningful jobs and realize economic growth, then we must make funding for scientific research a national priority.

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By studying bacteria on a tiny obstacle course, @NSF researchers have found how E. coli changes its behavior to clear obstructions to food, findings that will contribute to biology, medicine, and robotic search-and-rescue tactics. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/Q27ITS6KjH Read More
Thanks to the @HouseAppropsGOP @AppropsDems for passing the 2020 CJS appropriations bill, including millions of dollars more invested into @usnistgov, @NOAA, @NASA, and @NSF. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/MfHYQQ3Mqr Read More
#ThankstoScience and a $9 million @NIH grant, primate researchers at @ucdavis will test the safety and effectiveness of gene editing tools that could one day be used on humans. https://t.co/Ov0rL7YxUK Read More
A @UBuffalo psychologist has received $2.2 million from @NIH’s @NICHD_NIH for a five-year study to further our understanding of how early family and peer adversity affects a child’s school readiness. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/uSYOnPzVEV Read More
Our nation’s universities work hand-in-hand with @ENERGY & @DeptofDefense to advance scientific innovation. Thanks to the House Appropriations Committee for increasing funding for @doescience and university-based defense research. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/tdiMKxK9Ok Read More
A @USouthFlorida researcher will join @NASA’s first female-dominated crew of aquanauts on an underwater mission to study what happens when one lives underwater for an extended period of time, simulating space and lunar exploration. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/5JCmVQA9Wp Read More
Scientists at @nih_nhlbi and @EmoryUniversity have created a novel technique for heart valve procedures to prevent the obstruction of blood flow, which may increase treatment options for high-risk patients. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/AllrFDQiMt Read More
Thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from @DeptofDefense, @UCLA researchers are investigating the possible links between gut microbes and autism to better understand the causes of the disorder. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/eSqs25Ng8z Read More
Researchers from @Stanford and @ENERGY’s @SLAClab have managed to generate the loudest underwater sound ever, leading to a better understanding of shockwave trains that could help in the development of better drugs and materials. #ThankstoScience https://t.co/FeK8BxUDOR Read More
According to a new study, @OhioState generates $15.2B in economic impact annually for Ohio, in part through its research enterprise. “One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university.” #ThankstoScience https://t.co/18hJ5BdeVC Read More
. @ENERGY @BerkeleyLab researchers have developed a way to analyze genes in plant cells for the first time, which “could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crop plants” #ThankstoScience https://t.co/FOvzYe7t7u Read More
Thank you to @NSF Director France Córdova, @MIT's Dr. Colin Lonsdale, and @Harvard’s Dr. Shepherd Doeleman and Katie Bouman for joining @HouseScience @housesciencegop at their hearing on the first image of a #blackhole. Read More
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