Vaccine-like Approach for Prevention of Preterm Brain Injury

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Birth Asphyxia

Prevention
Prevention
Prevention
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Individual Contact

Xiaoyang Wang of University of Gothenburg in Sweden, along with Harvey Cantor of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the U.S., will test whether inhibition of a key molecule of inflammation can prevent brain injury in preterm newborns with asphyxia. If successful, this could be used to develop a vaccine-like approach to halt the process of neonatal brain injury.

                                               

Information taken from Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants, awarded grants summaries.

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation