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UTMB lands $9.5M Gates grant for flu research

Houston Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2006http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2006/11/27/daily50.html?surround=lfn The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $9.5 million infusion from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to better control influenza epidemics in the developing world. Specifically, the three-year grant will allow UTMB scientists to help accelerate development of a new kind of flu vaccine that aims to strengthen people's natural immunity by linking the two main mechanisms of immune defense, innate and adaptive immunity.



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