UVic professor receives $2M USD for syphilis research

The University of Victoria has announced that it will be receiving $2M USD from Open Philanthropy to support UVic Professor Caroline Cameron’s research on the bacterium that causes syphilis. Cameron’s research will focus on developing a vaccine and a direct diagnostic test for syphilis, in order to replace the less accurate tests currently used. “The funding from Open Philanthropy means those organizations are recognizing the need to invest in syphilis research,” said Cameron. “So little is known about the bacterium that cause syphilis. If we want to eradicate the disease there is a lot of work to be done and to do it scientists need support from philanthropists, funding agencies and policy-makers.” UVic Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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