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Innovation: Building New Infrastructure to Fight Neglected Diseases

A new, more natural mouse model for cryptosporidiosis.

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Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to work with global innovators through the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) program.

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Want the Latest on Next-Generation Medical Research? Ask the Next Generation.

Tackling infectious disease requires next-generation thinking. Meet the next generation.

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Shedding Light on Cryptosporidium, an Under-Addressed Killer

Cryptosporidium (Crypto) is an intracellular protozoan parasite that causes mild to severe infection known as cryptosporidiosis (crypto). Those infected with Crypto can develop persistent diarrhea and face risk of death from dehydration. Additionally, Crypto infection has been shown to cause longer-term effects such as stunting and cognitive impairment, though the severity and extent of these outcomes requires further study. There is also a correlation between crypto and malnourishment in children. Malnutrition may predispose children to infection, but the symptoms of Crypto infection may also impede nutrient absorption and thereby cause malnutrition, leading to a longer lasting, vicious cycle of reinfection.

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