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Gates Foundation Announces Next Round Of Grand Challenges Explorations Awards

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Health & Development Problems — Announcing The Next Wave of Grand Challenges Explorations Winners In this blog post, Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

Bill Gates Hopes Investment Will Help Lead To Treatments, Prevention For Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Associated Press: Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s “…In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication…” (11/13). CNN: Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s “…[Gates] sat in…

Research On Hypnozoites Could Help Eradicate Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Expanding the Fight Against Malaria Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the work of Dennis Kyle, a parasitologist who led a team of researchers to try to understand hypnozoites, sporozoites of P. vivax malaria infection…

Bill Gates Announces $100M In Personal Funding For Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research

Financial Times: Gates joins Alzheimer’s fight with $50m dementia fund investment “Bill Gates has made his first move to support Alzheimer’s disease research, with a $50m investment in the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund. The DDF provides venture finance for companies developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases…” (Cookson, 11/13).…

Gates Foundation Official Highlights Research Efforts To Address Onchocerciasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Diseases, Part II Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses innovative research for onchocerciasis treatments and references a blog post he wrote last year on the topic. In his more…

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