Changemakers

0 Changemakers: Enlisting spiders to fight malaria

By Cyan James, special correspondent A fresh crop of Changemakers has been identified by the Washington Global Health Alliance’s Be the Change student competition. Among the three first place winners was a group of UW students who want to enlist a spider to fight malaria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRsaM5hCoU Some 250 teams from…

0 How a passing comment on an old medical test won a $100K Gates grant

Earlier this week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the latest 100 winners of $100,000 grants from its Grand Challenges Exploration program aimed at supporting high-risk, creative approaches to improving health and fighting poverty in poor countries. Celebrated for funding “wild” and “wacky” ideas, this year’s batch of Gates…

3 Ines Tucakovic puts humanitarian goals to work doing TB research

Quick BIO: Ines Tucakovic, 27, senior clinical research assistant with Seattle’s Infectious Disease Research Institute “Changemakers” is our new series exploring how young people, connected and globally aware, are working to change the world. If you know a young person (think “Millennial” or “Gen Y”) committed to change, global…