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National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

  • Comprehensive HIV Vaccine Project Funded at $23 Million by NIH
    To support a coordinated, innovative approach to the development of an AIDS vaccine, Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists, together with a multi-institutional coalition of experts from the United States and Europe, have received a grant for $23 million from the ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • NIH Expands Investment in HIV Cure Research
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure. The awards comprise the second iteration of the Martin Delaney ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team
    Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health will monitor potential Zika virus exposure among a subset of athletes, coaches and other U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) staff attending the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. The study, funded by ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Launches Large Study of Pregnant Women in Areas Affected by Zika Virus
    The National Institutes of Health and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz (Fiocruz), a national scientific research organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have begun a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses ...More
    June 22, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Receive NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in a Global Parasitic Disease
    Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic flukes that live in the blood vessels, affects more than 200 million people in Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East, and ranks second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease of humans, according to ...More
    June 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Large-Scale HIV Vaccine Trial to Launch in South Africa
    An early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has determined that an investigational vaccine regimen is safe and generates comparable immune responses to those reported in a landmark 2009 study showing that a vaccine can protect people from HIV infection. ...More
    May 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH-Led Team Discovers New HIV Vaccine Target
    A team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a research trifecta. They discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV for a vaccine to target, a broadly neutralizing antibody that binds to that target site, and how the antibody stops the virus ...More
    May 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Study Finds Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
    The long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited, new research suggests. Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the ...More
    April 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Wayne State Receives $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Shape Next Generation of Antibiotics
    Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to shape the next generation of antibiotics for the treatment of ...More
    April 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • NIH Sequences Genome of a Fungus That Causes Life-Threatening Pneumonia
    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, in collaboration with extramural organizations, have sequenced nearly the entire genome of human, mouse and rat Pneumocystis. This organism causes a life-threatening pneumonia in immunosuppressed hosts. ...More
    April 11, 2016 Posted in News
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