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Herding mosquitos, peanut butter antibiotics, and LEDs that guess your age – just a few of the great ideas funded in Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14

After seven years and 14 rounds of Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE), you might think we’re finding the world to be out of big, bold ideas. But the challenge of “One great idea, $100,000 to prove it” continues to strike a chord with innovators around the world. This round, we received over 1,800 applications from 109 countries presenting creative solutions to the six challenges we posed. We are pleased to announce 52 awards to researchers in 19 countries.

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Revisiting the Broad Street Pump in Cameroon

An innovative diagnostic allows health workers to prevent a cholera outbreak in Cameroon.

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The Daily Scoop: Hurricane Sandy, New HIV Test, and More

A roundup of the news for October 29: Hurricane Sandy, a new HIV test, and Malawi introduces the rotavirus vaccine.

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"Star Trek" Smartphones That Can Diagnose Malaria

Mobile phones can help diagnose malaria in rural areas. Imagine the lives that can be saved.

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Tuberculosis: Shining a Light on a Forgotten Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a groundbreaking action plan (2011-2015) to combat tuberculosis in Europe.

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