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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 1 Grants Awarded

  • Oct 22, 2008

After receiving more than 4,000 applications from around the world, the Gates Foundation awarded 104 researchers from 22 countries $100,000 each to jump-start their research into creative approaches, such as a "mosquito flashlight" to disrupt light wavelengths and prevent bites from malarial mosquitoes, self-destructing TB cells, and using anti-infective properties of the eye to help prevent infectious diseases.

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