VIDEO from and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Expands Investments in Innovative Global Health Science

Oct 28, 2010, 01:15 ET from from ,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the next stage of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative that encourages bold and unconventional ideas for global health. Nine outstanding Grand Challenges Explorations grantees have received new funding of up to $1 million each to support continued research on their innovative work. Grants include projects that aim to create new cellular profiling techniques to improve vaccine effectiveness, use gold nanocrystals to combat drug resistance, and confuse mosquitoes with infrared light to reduce malaria transmission.

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