Malaria researchers get funding from Gates Foundation

10/21/2009 | Seattle Times, The

Several researchers focusing on malaria won funding in the third round of the Grand Challenges Explorations program from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One of the projects will focus on developing a chewing gum that can be used to detect malaria in a person's saliva, while another will explore whether high levels of flavanols, compounds found in chocolate, green tea and nuts, can help keep malaria infection at low levels. Another researcher is working on a nasal vaccine for mothers that would help pass on malaria-fighting antibodies in breast milk.

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