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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Gates Foundation Explores On
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.