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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 3 Grants Awarded

  • Oct 19, 2009

Seventy-six scientists from 16 countries received $100,00 to test innovative ideas such as developing a paper cup that turns TB-positive sputum samples a bright orange, using a peptide found in scorpions to block development of the malaria parasite, and adapting a protein that parasites use to seal their egg cases for use as a "sticky coating" for intranasal vaccines.

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