Navigation Links
Gates Foundation Announces $287 Million In Grants Towards AIDS Vaccine

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had announced $287 million in grants on Wednesday towards the creation of an international network of 16 labs that would work// in on new approaches for creating a vaccine against AIDS.

It was explained by the foundation that they wish the program would transform the elusive AIDS vaccine effort by rewarding individual labs that come up with innovative ideas and to help them develop those ideas, and also at the same time ensuring that they collaborate with other researchers, who normally would often be considered rivals.

The 16 grants is scheduled to go to more than 165 investigators in 19 countries, some of whom are the top names in AIDS research and some a less well known. All the scientists involved have been made to sign an unparalleled association agreement, which specifies that they all will openly share their data and results in the hope of getting the most hopeful vaccine candidate as quickly as possible into clinical trials in humans.

Dr. Nicholas Hellmann, acting director of the Gates Foundation's HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health program, told reporters in a telephone briefing, “This is the foundation's largest-ever investment in HIV vaccine development. In fact, it's our largest-ever package of grants for HIV and AIDS.” Stating, “Progress has simply not been fast enough,” he said that the researchers will be free to patent and profit from any findings but must agree to make any resulting vaccine freely available to people in the developing world.

AIDS was first described in 1981 and it has so far been extremely difficult to find a way to make an effective vaccine. Statistics show that the AIDS virus infects close to 40 million people and 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981. HIV kills 8,000 people a day, most in Africa and many of them women and children. So far there is no known cure, although drugs can help control the virus and can sometimes help prevent it fro m being passed along.
br>
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Bill Gates to Fund £28m for Malaria researc
2. Bill Gates Takes Personal Interest in AIDS Program
3. Dr.Tadataka Yamada Designated to open Gates for Global Health Program
4. Gates Foundation to donate USD 104 million to TB Alliance
5. Bill Gates Clarifies that his Decision to Focus on Charity was Personal
6. Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis
7. Clinton, Gates Highlight Treatment, Discrimination of AIDS
8. $68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases
9. Gates Foundation Grants $23mn for AIDS programme in India
10. Bill Gates pours in funds for diarrhea treatment reseach
11. Gates Foundation Pledges $3 Million to Fight Malaria in Africa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid ... ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in ... states – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: