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National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

  • New Strategy Holds Promise for Detecting Bacterial Infections in Newborns
    Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have shown that it’s possible to diagnose a bacterial infection from a small sample of blood — based on the immune system’s response to the bacteria — in infants with fevers who are 2 months ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • New Zika Clone Could be New Model for Developing Vaccine
    Stopping the explosive spread of Zika virus - which can lead to birth defects in babies born to infected mothers - depends on genetic insights gleaned through new tools and models. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently cloned an epidemic strain of the ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Explore the Connection Between Ebola Survival and Co-Infection With Malaria Parasites
    People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic laboratory in Liberia in 2014-15. Moreover, greater numbers of Plasmodium parasites ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • School of Nursing Awarded Grant to Develop Mobile HIV Intervention for High-Risk Young Men
    Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) comprise more than half the population living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. despite accounting for just 2 percent of the population. A research team led by Rebecca Schnall, PhD, assistant professor at Columbia University ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Awards $9 Million Grant for Study on Health Disparities in HIV Prevention
    A research team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), the University of Michigan School of Nursing and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health has been awarded a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Zika Infection is Caused by One Virus Serotype, NIH Study Finds
    Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a study conducted by investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Launches Early-Stage Yellow Fever Vaccine Trial
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against yellow fever virus. The Phase 1 study is evaluating whether an ...More
    July 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    July 21, 2016 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
    July 14, 2016 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
    July 5, 2016 Posted in News
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