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sarongsong
2005-Jul-01, 07:40 AM
June 28, 2005 (http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/05/06/28/100wir_grants001.cfm)
"...The scientists answered by proposing more than 1,500 research projects. The Gates Foundation announced Monday that it is funding 43 of the proposals with grants totaling $436.6 million..has committed $450 million to..."Grand Challenges in Global Health" initiative..."

publiusr
2005-Jul-01, 03:17 PM
He was going to fund a large launch vehicle for Teledesic--but he has no regard for the Apollo generation--that and his wife got to him.

It's nice he spends this money on meds--but when that next space rock blows a hole in a continant--it really won't be worth that much.

NEOWatcher
2005-Jul-01, 03:20 PM
He was going to fund a large launch vehicle for Teledesic--but he has no regard for the Apollo generation--that and his wife got to him.

It's nice he spends this money on meds--but when that next space rock blows a hole in a continant--it really won't be worth that much.
He was born 1955, that makes him part of the Apollo generation.

Gillianren
2005-Jul-01, 07:22 PM
I have a little more respect for Bill Gates now. still don't particularly approve of his business practices, but the difference between this and his past charitable giving is that this isn't donating computers, which in turn use his products, which in turn make him more money. this is pretty close to what I always said I'd do if I was a billionaire. I'd pick a Third World country and immunize the whole country against polio. that much less for the WHO to do.

sarongsong
2009-May-05, 07:57 AM
May 5, 2009
...Among the [81] recipients, announced today by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of their Grand Challenges (http://www.grandchallenges.org/) initiative...a magnet to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood...a library of all possible mutations of HIV...development of an inhaled vaccine against pneumonia...a tomato that delivers antiviral drugs when eaten...Each will receive initial grants of $100,000 (65,000)...with the chance of follow-on grants of $1 million if their projects show success...
timesonline.co.uk (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article6222056.ece):clap: