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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 2 Grants Awarded

  • May 3, 2009

Eighty-one researchers from 17 countries were awarded $100,000 to explore a wide range of new ideas, including giving mosquitoes a "head cold" to prevent them from detecting and biting humans; developing a tomato to deliver antiviral drugs; and using a laser to enhance the effect of vaccines.

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