river blindness

School of Medicine gets grant to study river blindness

The Washington University School of Medicine has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to research possible cures for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. According to Gary Weil, medical school professor and the principal investigator for the project, lymphatic filariasis is present in 81 countries around the world.

| Staff Reporter

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