Gates Foundation awards Notre Dame $23 million for malaria, dengue studies

March 14, 2014 1:45 PM

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Gates Foundation awards Notre Dame $23 million for malaria, dengue studies

(Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by University of Notre Dame biologists to prevent malaria and dengue fever, the school said.

The five-year project by biologists Neil Lobo and Nicole Achee aims to show the effectiveness of a new method of mosquito control, called spatial repellency, in quelling the illnesses, the university said in a statement this week.

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