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Wistar Researchers Garnered More Than $6.5M in Funding to Support New Discoveries in Cancer & Infectious Disease

PHILADELPHIA--(Feb. 13, 2018)--Scientists at The Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research leader in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, received research funds totaling $6.58 million between the end of 2017 and the first months of 2018. 

$5.61 million in federal funds were awarded to the Institute by the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

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The Wistar Institute Awarded More Than $1.4 Million to Create a Malaria Vaccine Through Synthetic DNA-Based Technology

PHILADELPHIA—(Jan. 18, 2018)—The Wistar Institute is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,494,972 grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance a DNA-based vaccine candidate for protection against malarial infection utilizing a synthetic DNA platform created in the lab of David B. Weiner, Ph.D., executive vice president, director of the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center at The Wistar Institute and the W.W.

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When it Comes to Science, it’s a Small, Small World

Immortalized human skin cells that look like a psychedelic otherworldly galaxy and a living algae colony releasing its daughter colonies that could be mistaken for Pacman gobbling up ghosts are just two of the winning images from the 2017 Nikon Small World competition of photomicrography–photography taken through microscopes–that arrive at The Wistar Institute with an opening reception on Jan. 19.