Virginia Tech Crowdsourcing Capital To Make Helmets Safer

Virginia Tech is seeking donations for a new project to test equestrian helmets at their independent safety lab, which has been testing helmets for sports like football and cycling since 2011. So far researchers have raised, $11,000 of the $25,000 goal. Equestrian sport is the leading cause of sports-related traumatic brain injuries — 45 percent […]

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Crowdfunding Generates $2.1 Million For Research Into Probiotic Efficacy Against Parasites

The first research crowdfunding project launched at the University of Kentucky helped secure an about $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In January 2014, Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project, “Let the germs get the […]

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