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Gates Foundation Donating $50 Million To Stanford For 'New Generation Of Vaccines'

STANFORD (CBS SF) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to give Stanford University $50 million over the next 10 years to help develop vaccines.

Stanford announced Thursday that the grant will establish a new Human Systems Immunology Center, which aims to find ways the immune system can be harnessed to develop vaccines.

The school hopes this effort will eventually lead to vaccines for viruses such as HIV and malaria. In many cases, vaccines that work in trials with mice and other non-human primates do not work in humans.

"What we need is a new generation of vaccines and new approaches to vaccination," said Mark Davis of the Stanford School of Medicine, who will lead the center.

Researchers will also analyze why some people can effectively fight off pathogens better than others.

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