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Final update about the Grand Challenges Explorations grant

posted Jan 16, 2013, 11:31 AM by James Tsuruta
Project update (2013-01-16):  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has reviewed our Phase II application to continue this project.  The Foundation has decided to focus their funding on "female-controlled" methods of contraception and will not continue to fund male contraception research projects.  We thank the Grand Challenges Explorations grant program and the Parsemus Foundation for their funding which enabled us to publish a manuscript in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology that is considered "highly accessed" and presents many of our findings. 

We hope to secure funding from other sources to continue research into the utility of therapeutic ultrasound as a contraceptive.

Thanks for visiting the site and for all your expressions of support for this line of research!


James Tsuruta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Laboratories for Reproductive Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill