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$278 million cut in BRAIN Initiative funding leaves neuroscientists in limbo

The impending budget cuts could have long-lasting effects—not just for the neuroscience field, but also for patients and economies that rely on the field’s findings, says Takashi Kozai, associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, who has received funding from the BRAIN Initiative in the past. Recent trainees are starting up labs and launching their own careers, but if there is no funding for their work, that institutional knowledge goes to waste, he says. “The ability to retain that talent pipeline is a major concern beyond just the funding of individual labs.”

A biomedical engineer pivots from human movement to women’s health

As a fellow in the MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence, Shaniel Bowen explores a topic that has seen little research — women's sexual anatomy and health.

Indiana Township couple holds 6 patents for CT scan and MRI equipment

For Chelsea Marsh and Bill Barone, togetherness is more than being married. They savor their bike rides with their children, Nick, 4, and Henry, 2, on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail as well as their extended family get-togethers at Vincent’s of Greentree for pizza night. But the bulk of their weekdays — a large part of their lives — is devoted to working together as scientists at Bayer, the German multinational biotech and pharmaceutical company. The Fox Chapel couple are among 1,400 Pittsburgh area Bayer employees and they work serving Bayer’s radiology division in Indiana Township. They earned his-and-hers Ph.D.’s in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

Top Solar Energy Facts and Statistics (2024)

Solar energy has become increasingly popular in American households within the last decade. Solar adoption is soaring, with 4.7 million systems operating as of 2023. Thanks to federal and state incentives, the cost of solar panel systems is becoming more accessible to homeowners. In this article, we outline solar energy facts and statistics to spotlight the present and future powered by the most abundant energy source on Earth.