TTUHSC Grant to Save Lives

By Veronica Dietrich |

Published 04/06 2014 05:54PM

Updated 04/06 2014 09:22PM

A professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to the tune of close to $3 million.

The grant is to aid in Doctor Afzal Siddiqui's research of the Schistosomiasis vaccine.

The vaccine is used to treat existing infections, and prevent future ones.

Doctor Siddiqui says it has the impact to change the lives of one billion people.

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