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Increasing Vaccination Efficacy with ACE Inhibitors

Julio Scharfstein of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will study whether a pre-dose of captopril, an established angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and anti-hypertension drug, can increase the potency of vaccines by increasing the activation of dendritic cells.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 2)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.