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News Releases and Statements for 2006

December 2006

Dec. 13, 2006
Transcript - Telebriefing: Update on NIAID-Sponsored Adult Male Circumcision Clinical Trials

Dec. 13, 2006
Adult Male Circumcision Significantly Reduces Risk of Acquiring HIV: Trials in Kenya and Uganda Stopped Early

Dec. 13, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: Molecular Structure Reveals How Botulinum Toxin Attaches to Nerve Cells, May Lead to New Therapeutics

Dec. 12, 2006
Adult Male Circumcision Significantly Reduces Risk of Acquiring HIV: Trials in Kenya and Uganda Stopped Early

Dec. 10, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: Examining Genetic Variability of Malaria Parasite Offers Insight into Prevention, Drug Resistance and New Therapeutic Targets for Malaria

Dec. 7, 2006
Infectious Disease Researchers Develop Basis for Experimental Melanoma Treatment

Dec. 5, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: New “GreeneChip” Identifies Multiple Pathogens Rapidly and Accurately

Dec. 1, 2006
Statement from the National Institutes of Health on World AIDS Day: NIH Announces First World AIDS Day Awards

November 2006

Nov. 29, 2006
Q & A: NEJM Article on the SMART Study: CD4+ Count-Guided Episodic Antiretroviral Therapy

Nov. 29, 2006
International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds that Risks of Death, AIDS and Other Major Diseases Increase on Episodic Antiretroviral Therapy

Nov. 13, 2006
HHS News: Inexpensive Test Detects H5N1 Infections Quickly and Accurately

Nov. 7, 2006
MRSA Toxin Acquitted: Study Clears Suspected Key to Severe Bacterial Illness

October 2006

Oct. 30, 2006
Staph Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

Oct. 19, 2006
NIAID Scientists Identify Human Protein that Helps Chickenpox and Shingles Virus Spread

Oct. 17, 2006
Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus

Oct. 12, 2006
Updates on Pandemic Flu Vaccine Trials to be Presented at 44th Annual IDSA Meeting

Oct. 12, 2006
Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Oct. 12, 2006
New Tool Helps Identify Mysterious Viruses that Caused New York Respiratory Illnesses in 2004

Oct. 10, 2006
NIAID Announces New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Preventive HIV Vaccine Research

Oct. 5, 2006
NIAID Announces Senior Management Appointments

Oct. 4, 2006
Experimental Ragweed Therapy Offers Allergy Sufferers Longer Relief with Fewer Shots

September 2006

Sep. 27, 2006
Mouse Study Reveals New Clues about Virulence of 1918 Influenza Virus

Sep. 26, 2006
Clinical Trial Shows Islet Transplantation is a Promising Procedure for Certain Patients with Severe Type 1 Diabetes

Sep. 25, 2006
H9N2 Avian Flu Vaccine Paired with Adjuvant Provokes Strong Human Immune Response at Low Doses

Sep. 25, 2006
NIAID Awards $4 Million to Develop Anti-Radiation Treatments

Sep. 12, 2006
Successful Public-Private Partnership Between NIAID and Sequella Yields Promising New TB Drug for Clinical Testing

Sep. 11, 2006
Live H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Vaccines Show Protection in Animal Studies

August 2006

Aug. 27, 2006
HHS News: Quick Diagnosis of Flu Strains Possible with New Microchip Test

July 2006

Jul. 25, 2006
Radiation-Killed Bacteria Vaccine Induces Broad Immune Response in Mice

Jul. 12, 2006
New NIAID Program Aims to Model Immune Responses and Key Infectious Diseases

Jul. 6, 2006
Prion Disease Infectivity Causes Heart Damage in Mouse Study

June 2006

Jun. 29, 2006
Q & A: Leadership for the Newly Reorganized NIAID HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks

Jun. 29, 2006
NIAID Announces Leadership for Newly Restructured HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks

Jun. 29, 2006
Q & A: Adult Male Circumcision Trials in Kenya and Uganda

Jun. 29, 2006
Statement: NIAID Trials of Adult Male Circumcision to Continue

Jun. 9, 2006
Monkeys Vaccinated Against SIV Survive Longer After Infection

Jun. 2, 2006
AIDS Drugs Have Saved 3 Million Years of Life in the United States

Jun. 2, 2006
Statement of Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on the 25th Anniversary of the First Published Reports of AIDS

May 2006

May 24, 2006
Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on the Death of Dr. Lee Jong-Wook

May 22, 2006
NIAID Study Finds Higher Dose of Flu Vaccine Improves Immune Response in the Elderly

May 17, 2006
Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 15, 2006
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 15, 2006

May 14, 2006
Día Nacional de Concientización Sobre las Vacunas Contra el VIH

May 3, 2006
NIH Dedicates the C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 2006

Apr. 26, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: Vaccine Given Post-Exposure Protects Monkeys Against Deadly Marburg Virus

Apr. 25, 2006
Statement of Kathleen Collins, M.Sc., Lee Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. on Africa Malaria Day, April 25, 2006 - NIAID, NIH

Apr. 23, 2006
Scientists Design Potent Anthrax Toxin Inhibitor

Apr. 17, 2006
Chemical Guidance of T Cells Leads to Immunologic Memory and Long-Term Immunity

Apr. 13, 2006
Researchers Discover New Disease-Causing Bacterium in Patients with Rare Immune Disorder

Apr. 6, 2006
Landmark Discovery of a Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Receptor Provides New Perspectives on Disease Associated with HIV/AIDS

March 2006

Mar. 29, 2006
H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Vaccine Induces Immune Responses in Healthy Adults

Mar. 23, 2006
Statement on World TB Day, March 24, 2006

Mar. 21, 2006
NIAID Updates “Focus on TB” Web Feature

Mar. 21, 2006
Defective Immune System Response to Smallpox Vaccine Detailed in New Study

Mar. 15, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: New Study Describes Key Protein from Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Flu Virus and How it Might Mutate

Mar. 7, 2006
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10, 2006

February 2006

Feb. 13, 2006
Four New Members Named to NIAID Advisory Council

Feb. 6, 2006
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006
Scientists Discover Genetic Profile of an Often-Misdiagnosed Chronic Allergic Disease of Children

January 2006

Jan. 23, 2006
Mice Studies Illustrate Potential of Chimp/Human Antibodies to Protect Against Smallpox

Jan. 18, 2006
International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy Superior to Episodic Therapy

Jan. 18, 2006
Q & A: A Large International HIV/AIDS Study Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy

Jan. 17, 2006
NIAID Media Availability: Understanding Influenza Infection

Jan. 17, 2006
Mutation that Protects Against HIV Infection May Raise Risk of West Nile Virus Illness

Jan. 4, 2006
Structure of Viral Harpoon Protein Reveals How Viruses Enter Cells

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