The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is asking for proposals to build a brain implant that can help recovery memories lost to injury. DARPA wants the technology to conquer war-caused brain injuries.
The Urbana-Champaign campus broke ground this month for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, a place where military veterans with the most severe disabilities can live and get services they need, including counseling, academic coaching and rehabilitative help.
The soldiers, all with either physical or psychological wounds, are mostly all young and war-hardened — leaders who have endured the violence of war and who through vetting have convinced officials they can endure a different kind of trauma that comes with this line of work.
It was a typical graduation ceremony, but instead of caps and gowns, these five grads wore collars. The Maryland-based nonprofit Warrior Canine Connection was recognizing the first five canine-human teams to complete a program in which service dogs are trained for a new life helping wounded servicemembers.
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