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News From NIAID-Supported Institutions

Below are links to press releases about NIAID-funded research from some of the institutions we support.

April 2014

Rapid, Broad Countermeasures Sought Against Mystery Infections 
April 8, 2014—University of Washington
Disruption of VISTA Plays an Important Role in Regulating Immune Response 
April 7, 2014—Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Scientists Generate 3D Structure for the Malaria Parasite Genome
April 4, 2014—University of California, Riverside


March 2014

Air Pollution from Traffic Increases Odds of Hospital Readmission for Asthma 
March 27, 2014—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Using Tobacco to Thwart West Nile Virus 
March 27, 2014—Arizona State University
Penn Dental Medicine-NIH Team Reverses Bone Loss in Immune Disorder 
March 26, 2014—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
New Childhood Tuberculosis Estimates Double the Number Previously Thought   
March 24, 2014—Brigham and Women's Hospital
Drugs Fail to Reawaken Dormant HIV Infection 
March 24, 2014—Johns Hopkins Medicine
Consortium Wins Up to $28 Million to Find Best Ebola Treatment 
March 20, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute
Nasty Nanoinjectors Pose a New Target for Antibiotic Research   
March 13, 2014—University of Kansas
Notre Dame Chemists Discover New Class of Antibiotics 
March 6, 2014—University of Notre Dame
In First Moments of Infection, a Division and a Decision 
March 4, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Novel Drug Treatment Protects Primates from Deadly Marburg Virus 
March 3, 2014—U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

BioCryst Announces Nature Publication Demonstrating Efficacy of BCX4430 in a Non-Human Primate Model of Filovirus Infection
March 3, 2014—BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

February 2014

Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine 
February 26, 2014—Mayo Clinic 
UNC Researchers Discover New Target for Dengue Virus Vaccine   
February 26, 2014—University of North Carolina 
Vitamin A May Help Boost Immune System to Fight Tuberculosis 
February 25, 2014—UCLA
Taming Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance NIH Grant to LA BioMed Researchers Funds New Approach to Treat MRSA 
February 25, 2014—Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Northwestern Medicine Awarded More Than $8.4 Million for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Research 
February 25, 2014—Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Essential Protein Discovered for Malaria Parasite's Transmission to Mosquitos
February 20, 2014—Penn State

The Nose Knows in Asthma 
February 19, 2014—National Jewish Health

Of Mice and Men: Fine-Tuning Salmonella-Based Vaccines 
February 17, 2014—Arizona State University

Environment Influences Ability of Bacterium to Block Malaria Transmission 
February 17, 2014—Penn State

Researchers Find Source of New Lineage of Immune Cells 
February 14, 2014—University of Chicago

UA Study on Flu Evolution May Change Textbooks, History Books 
February 14, 2014—University of Arizona

Popular Disinfectants Do Not Kill HPV
February 12, 2014—Penn State

Field Trials Show New Technology Able To Prevent Lyme Disease Transmission 
February 12, 2014—US BIOLOGIC

Chips that Listen to Bacteria
February 11, 2014—Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers Discover Immune Signature that Predicts Poor Outcome in Influenza Patients 
February 10, 2014—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Newly Found Tactics in Offense-Defense Struggle with Hepatitis C Virus 
February 10, 2014—University of Washington

Caltech-Developed Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising 
February 9, 2014—California Institute of Technology

New Investigational Drug Holds Promise for Combatting Deadly Mucormycosis Infections   
February 6, 2014—Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
UC Irvine Salmonella Study has Surprising Results 
February 6, 2014—University of California, Irvine
Quick Test Finds Signs of Diarrheal Disease 
February 6, 2014—Rice University
Powerful Bacterial Immune Response Defined by New Study   
February 6, 2014—University of California, Davis
The Ultimate Decoy: Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find Protein that Helps Bacteria Misdirect Immune System
February 6, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute
Decoding Dengue and West Nile
February 6, 2014—University of Michigan
Immune Cells Need a Second Opinion   
February 4, 2014—University of Bonn Medical Center
Bacterial Fibers Critical to Human, Avian Infection 
February 4, 2014—Biodesign Institute at Arizona Sta
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HIV-Infected Teens Delaying Treatment Until Advanced Disease, Johns Hopkins Study Shows 
February 3, 2014—Johns Hopkins
Mosquito Sperm Have a Sense of Smell
February 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University

January 2014

DNA of Peanut-Allergic Kids Changes with Immune Therapy, Study Finds 
January 31, 2014—Stanford University School of Medicine

U.Va., Russian Researchers Target Drug-Resistant TB 
January 31, 2014—University of Virginia School of Medicine

A Detailed Look at HIV in Action 
January 30, 2014—California Institute of Technology

Trick that Aids Viral Infection is Identified 
January 30, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Findings Point to Potential Treatment for virus Causing Childhood Illnesses 
January 29, 2014—Purdue University

Promising Class of Antibiotics Discovered for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 
January 27, 2014—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Team to Study Control of Malaria-Related Parasite Growth with $2.1 Million NIH Grant 
January 22, 2014—University of South Florida

Decoded: DNA of Blood-Sucking Worm that Infects World’s Poor
January 19, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Soligenix Announces Positive One-Year High-Temperature Stability Results with ThermoVax™ Vaccine Heat Stabilization Technology 
January 15, 2014—Soligenix, Inc.

Engineering Professor Co-Authors Nature Medicine Paper on HIV 
January 13, 2014—University of Delaware

Wistar to Launch Largest Randomized Trial Aiming for an HIV Cure by Diminishing Viral Reservoir Beyond Current Therapies 
January 13, 2014— The Wistar Institute

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 1 Study of MRSA Infection Candidate EDP-788 
January 13, 2014—Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MGH/Ragon Institute Study Identifies Population of Stem-Like Cells Where HIV Persists in Spite of Treatment 
January 13, 2014—Massachusetts General Hospital

Knopp Biosciences And NIH to Collaborate in Evaluating Dexpramipexole in Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome 
January 8, 2014—Knopp Biosciences LLC

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Possible Key to Drug Resistance in Crohn’s Disease 
January 8, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute

On-Demand Vaccines Possible with Engineered Nanoparticles 
January 7, 2014—University of Washington

Finding About Classic Suppressor of Immunity Points Toward New Therapies for Bad Infections 
January 7, 2014—Georgia Regents University

Draper Nanotechnology Could Fight Influenza, Other Viruses 
January 6, 2014—Draper Laboratory



Last Updated April 16, 2014

Last Reviewed March 28, 2014