U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award $335,750 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for hibernation research.
“UAB is one of the premier medical research facilitates in the nation,” said Shelby. “This funding will help researchers gain more information about the blood flow of hibernating animals so that they may induce non-hibernating animals into a hibernation-like state. This research would prove useful to patients undergoing critical care, trauma management, organ transplantation and general surgical procedures.”