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"This is a great quest and we are proud to be a part of it. We owe it to our four legged friends, and at the same time, the technologies we are developing may also help cancer patients." R. Scott Struthers, PhD, Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Michelson Grant Recipient
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Scientific Research Increasingly Fueled by Prize Money

Prize sponsors, like those in centuries past, say that offering financial incentives gets new people thinking about old problems.

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PRESS RELEASE - Vaxin & Auburn University Receive Million Dollar Grant from Found Animals Foundation to Develop a Vaccine to Sterilize Dogs and Cats
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DOG CHANNEL - A $75 Million Race to Aid Dogs and Cats

One of the world's great scientific prizes has a simple-sounding mission: Develop a treatment, maybe a shot or pill, that is inexpensive and eliminates the need for expensive surgery to spay or neuter a cat or dog.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Auburn’s Tatiana Samoylova Receives Coveted Michelson Grant from Found Animals Foundation

Tatiana Samoylova, an associate research professor at the Scott-Ritchey Research Center at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a two-year, $412,106 Michelson Grant from the Found Animals Foundation.

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PRESS RELEASE - Graduate Students Earn $15,000 Awards for Innovative Solutions to Pet Sterilization
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HSUS ALL ANIMALS - Million-Dollar Baby

It can’t buy you love, and it may be the root of all evil, but money can get things done. It might, in fact, spur a solution to pet overpopulation and the untimely deaths of millions of cats and dogs around the world.

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DOGSTER - Foundation Offers Massive Prize for Technique that Might Render Spays and Neuters Unnecessary

Anyone who has ever used treats or praise to train a canine companion knows that dogs respond to incentives. I'm sure you're aware from your own experience that humans do, too.

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Michelson Prize and Grants program spurs research into nonsurgical spay/neuter.

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VET STREET - The $75 Million Dollar Question: How to Spay or Neuter Without Surgery

Let’s say there was a way for you to spay your cat without subjecting her to surgery. Would you do it? Would you neuter your dog via pill or injection?

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THE DAILY PROGRESS - UVa Researcher Vying for $25M Sterilization Prize

John Herr spends every day thinking about and working toward finding a non-surgical method to sterilize dogs and cats. He has good reason to — there’s a $25 million prize at stake.

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