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National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

  • NIH Launches Human RSV Study
    A new study will expose healthy adult volunteers to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that causes cold-like symptoms in adults. Better understanding of how adults develop RSV infection and immune system responses to infection will assist researchers in developing ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Successfully Test MERS Vaccine in Monkeys and Camels
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues report that an experimental vaccine given six weeks before exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) fully protects rhesus macaques from disease. The vaccine also generated potentially ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Study Establishes Genomic Data Set on Lassa Virus
    An international team of researchers has developed the largest genomic data set in the world on Lassa virus (LASV). The new genomic catalog contains nearly 200 viral genomes collected from patient samples in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, as well as field samples from the major ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Single-Dose Ebola Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Monkeys Against Outbreak Strain
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that a single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects cynomolgus macaques against the current EBOV outbreak strain, EBOV-Makona, when given at least seven days before exposure, and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • TB Researchers Earn NIH Grant to Study Potential for Shortening Treatment Course
    Stop Jeff North, PhD, if you’ve heard this one before: an indole-based drug and a tuberculosis protein meet in a laboratory. There’s a brief interaction, then the drug skates merrily away while the protein is nowhere to be found. It sounds like great news with ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV
    A study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Expert Says Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be needed. Even with these tools, significant implementation gaps must be closed, ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Finds PrEP Use Feasible Among High-Risk Groups in Community Settings
    A majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at high risk for HIV infection took anti-HIV medication for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), most of the time, in a multi-site U.S. study examining use of this HIV prevention strategy outside of a ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIAID Research Could Aid Development of a Universal Flu Vaccine
    A vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health goal given the significant rates of illness and death caused by seasonal influenza and the potentially devastating effects of a pandemic ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
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