Thursday, September 20, 2007
Northeastern wins Gates grant to fight TB
Northeastern University has won a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight tuberculosis.
Biology professor Kim Lewis will use $750,000 to identify new compounds to stay ahead of drug-resistant TB strains. The foundation announced eight other grants totaling $18 million for new drug discovery, $200 million for vaccine development and $62 million for new diagnostic tests.
Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 12:10 PM