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May 18, 2010

Gates Grant to Fund Testicle-Blasting Contraceptive (Blog)
"Tech Talk" CBS
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to a couple of researchers investigating the use of ultrasound as a reversible male contraceptive. The technique already works on rats, according to James Tsuruta, of the University of North Carolina, who led the research. "We think this could provide men with reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment," he said.

$10M grant goes to heart research
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
A new $10 million grant will help researchers at UNC and East Carolina University collaborate with health-care practitioners and community leaders in Lenoir County to tackle heart disease, the county's leading cause of death. ...The project will be based at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The center's director, Alice Ammerman, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is project co-leader along with Cam Patterson, chief of the division of cardiology in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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