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UofA stimulus dollars to be used on medical research

The University of Arizona is expected to receive more than $500,000 from the federal stimulus in fiscal 2009. University officials said the money will go toward the university's medical research program.

Approximately half of the money received will be used to study the bacterium that causes meningitis. Another $222,772 will be used to develop new treatment therapies for diseases. And the remaining dollars will be used to fund research into a parasite affecting millions of people in Mexico and Central and South America. 

The money will be distributed through the National Institutes of Health, an organization that provides money for biomedical research at more than 3,000 universities. 

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