Queen Mary & Westfield College

London, United Kingdom
Purpose
to test the theory that a measured dose of vitamin A (retinoic acid) given with an oral vaccine will enhance immunoglobulin secretions in the gut, thus boosting the mucosal immune response. If successful, vitamin A could be used as an effective adjuvant for oral vaccines that target diarrhea, a leading cause of death among children worldwide.
Division
Global Health
Year Awarded
2012
Region Served
GLOBAL
Committed Amount
$988,742
Grant Topic
Discovery and Translational Sciences
Duration (Months)
29
Grantee Location
London, United Kingdom

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