STANFORD (CBS SF) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to give Stanford University $50 million over the next 10 years to help develop vaccines.

Stanford announced Thursday that the grant will establish a new Human Systems Immunology Center, which aims to find ways the immune system can be harnessed to develop vaccines.

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The school hopes this effort will eventually lead to vaccines for viruses such as HIV and malaria. In many cases, vaccines that work in trials with mice and other non-human primates do not work in humans.

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“What we need is a new generation of vaccines and new approaches to vaccination,” said Mark Davis of the Stanford School of Medicine, who will lead the center.

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Researchers will also analyze why some people can effectively fight off pathogens better than others.