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National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

  • NIAID Flu Experts Examine Evolution of Avian Influenza
    Few influenza viruses are as widespread and adaptable as avian influenza viruses, and scientists are not entirely sure why. In a new commentary published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases, two leading influenza experts from the National Institute of Allergy and ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Identify Early Impact of Ebola Virus on Immune System
    A new mouse model of early Ebola virus (EBOV) infection has shown National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Develop New Mouse Model to Study Salmonella Meningitis
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have established in mice a way to study potentially life-threatening meningitis caused by Salmonella. Bacterial meningitis happens when bacteria infect the central nervous system (CNS), causing a serious disease that can be ...More
    December 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIAID-Sponsored Study to Assess Shorter-Duration Antibiotics in Children
    Physicians at five U.S. medical centers are planning to enroll up to 400 children in a clinical trial to evaluate whether a shorter course of antibiotics — five days instead of 10 — is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children who show ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Has Begun
    The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study, called HVTN 702, involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Identify Potent Antibody That Neutralizes Nearly All HIV Strains
    Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class. The remarkable breadth and ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH-Led Effort Examines Use of Big Data for Infectious Disease Surveillance
    Big data derived from electronic health records, social media, the internet and other digital sources have the potential to provide more timely and detailed information on infectious disease threats or outbreaks than traditional surveillance methods. A team of scientists ...More
    November 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ebola-Affected Countries Receive NIH Support to Strengthen Research Capacity
    The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlighted the need for better global preparedness and response to disease outbreaks. To help address that need in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the countries most affected by the epidemic — the National Institutes ...More
    October 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Grants $3 Million to Develop New Hepatitis B Treatments
    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a viral infection that increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer or liver failure. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2 billion people currently are infected with HBV, which is more than 10 times the number of ...More
    September 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Funds Research Network Focused on HIV-Infected Youth
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a data ...More
    September 26, 2016 Posted in News
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