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Hughes Grants Target Infectious Diseases

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Science  28 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5479, pp. 524-525
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5479.524

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has launched a new program of 5-year grants that funds 45 scientists in 20 countries. The $15 million initiative, which supports research on a variety of infectious and parasitic diseases, marks the first Hughes program outside the United States that is tailored to a specific research area.