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Improving human health, discovering treatments, finding cures - from lifestyle changes to treating disabilities, transforming healthcare, and improving medical devices and diagnostics, the nation's top researchers are discovering groundbreaking solutions.

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Robots, rockets, computers, and wearable technology - research explores cutting-edge ideas, creates new materials, and pushes past limits to introduce new products that will improve our lives. University researchers are working to meet today's challenges in high-performance computing, big data, cybersecurity, and so much more.

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From enhanced renewable energies to space exploration, enhancing battery life, and understanding the world's oceans and ecosystems, academic researchers are developing solutions that will help us guard our resources and preserve our environment for future generations.

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Philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, and language shape our culture. Benefunder researchers are exploring the human experience, such as creating better solutions for relieving anxiety, enhancing hands-on higher education, understanding how social networks impact our daily lives, and how identity shapes political, social, business, education, and economic outcomes.

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As government financing of basic science research has stagnated, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.

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Many Americans are so far removed from funding research because it has become "something the government handles for us." We need to change this way of thinking because, in the end, it affects us all.

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Benefunder is a way for donations to have a direct and powerful effect — to help understand and solve problems and enhance the quality of lives around the world.

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