A group led by UCLA engineering researchers that designs high-performance, customizable computer technologies to improve healthcare has received a $3 million grant from a public-private partnership between the National Science Foundation and semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp.

The award will help further the long-term efforts of the university's Center for Domain-Specific Computing group, which aims to speed up the computing side of medicine through innovations in what is known as domain-specific computing. Their research has the potential to reduce radiation exposure during CT scans and lead to the development of patient-specific cancer treatments.

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