CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $599,127 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two research projects through the West Virginia University (WVU) Research Corporation. The projects focus on prosthetic joint infection treatment and natural gas byproducts.

“The National Science Foundation and West Virginia University Research Corporation continue to work together to move West Virginia forward,” said Senator Capito. “Not only do these projects work to provide quality research opportunities to students, but also they help improve the lives of people across our state. I am encouraged to see this continued partnership in our state and stand ready at the federal level to support additional research projects like this in West Virginia.”

“West Virginia University continues to be a leader in many research fields, from medicine to the environment. One of the projects awarded today aims to develop a drug to treat prosthetic joint infections, helping many West Virginians successfully adjust to their new prosthetics without the complication of infection,” said Senator Manchin. “The other project plans to explore the use of natural gas and useful byproducts while training the West Virginia workforce to support natural gas byproduct production. This research will greatly benefit our economy and our workforce as we look to effectively utilize every product of natural gas production. I look forward to seeing the benefits of this research and will continue to prioritize research conducted here in the Mountain State.”

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