NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers
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  April 24, 2017  
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 NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centersNIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers
 
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced approximately $9 million in first-year funding, subject to availability, for seven malaria research centers around the world.
 
 
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 Brain cancer patient treated with malaria drug shows dramatic improvement
 
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 WHO Global Hepatitis Report reveals goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030
 
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 Study: Improving health and wellbeing of adolescents could bring 10-fold economic benefit
 
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 Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests
 
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 Researchers use CRISPR technology to create new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps
 
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 Sunflower seeds contaminated by toxic molds pose increased health risks
 
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