Odd Science Projects Get $100K From Bill Gates

Odd Science Projects Get $100K From Bill Gates

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embryo_false_colour_4.jpg Can tomatoes be taught to make antiviral drugs for people who eat them? Would zapping your skin with a laser make your vaccination work better? Could malaria-carrying mosquitoes be given a teensy head cold that would prevent them from sniffing out a human snack bar?

These are among 81 projects that received $100,000 grants on Monday by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a bid to support innovative, unconventional global health research on infectious diseases, such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.

(Read more at Yahoo News)


  1. I think it is wonderful what this foundation does. As a sufferer of Chronic Lyme Disease, I know that we have to look “outside the box” for solutions for many medical mysteries. Here’s hoping that this kind of ‘forward-thinking’ leads to some solutions!