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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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4 May 2009 1:37 pm
Researchers in 17 countries have won $100,000 each from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop their unconventional ideas for improving health in the developing world. The 81 projects range from the straightforward, such as creating an insecticidal paint to keep malarial mosquitoes under control, to the very ambitious, such as developing antibodies that can be injected to block HIV infection. Three thousand applied for what was the second round of grants in the foundation's Grand Challenges Exploration initiative; the deadline for round three applications is 28 May.