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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.

March 2015

Chikungunya Virus May Be Coming to a City Near You—Learn the Facts
March 26, 2015—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Mouse Studies May Lead to Development of Human Therapies 
March 2, 2015—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

February 2015

TSRI Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Viruses   
February 26, 2015—The Scripps Research Institute
Quick Test for Ebola 
February 24, 2015—MIT

Small Loop in Human Prion Protein Prevents Chronic Wasting Disease 
February 23, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Immune Cells—Learning from Experience 
February 23, 2015—James Cook University

Antibiotics Give Rise to New Communities of Harmful Bacteria 
February 23, 2015—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Breastfeeding, Other Factors Help Shape Immune System Early in Life   
February 21, 2015—Henry Ford Hospital

Virus-Cutting Enzyme Helps Bacteria Remember a Threat 
February 20, 2015—Rockefeller University

Protein Linked to Development of Asthma 
February 20, 2015—Medical College of Wisconsin

Powerful Dengue Neutralizing Antibody Found 
February 20, 2015—Duke-NUS 

Medtech Meets Cleantech: Malaria Vaccine Candidate Produced from Algae 
February 18, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Possible Strategy Identified to Combat Major Parasitic Tropical Disease 
February 18, 2015—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Fast-Replicating HIV Strains Drive Inflammation and Disease Progression 
February 17, 2015—Emory University School of Medicine

Campaign Links Hepatitis C Patients to Care 
February 13, 2015—Brown University

Key to Blocking Influenza Virus May Lie in a Cell’s Own Machinery 
February 12, 2015—Rockefeller University

New Study Answers Key Public Health Question in Battle Against Malaria 
February 9, 2015—University of Maryland School of Medicine

Bubonic Bottleneck: UNC Scientists Overturn Dogma on the Plague
February 9, 2015—University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Carnivorous Mushroom Reveals Human Immune Trick 
February 6, 2015—Monash University

$5 Million Funds Research to Develop Drugs for Common Cold, Respiratory Diseases 
February 5, 2015—Washington University in St. Louis

Skin Based Immunity Secrets Revealed 
February 3, 2015—Monash University

New TSRI Study Shows How Immune Cells Hone Their Skills to Fight Disease   
February 2, 2015—The Scripps Research Institute

January 2015

Latent HIV May Lurk in "Quiet" Immune Cells, Research Suggests 
January 30, 2015—Rockefeller University

Soligenix Announces Publication Successfully Demonstrating Enhanced Immunogenicity of its Heat-Stable Anthrax Vaccine 
January 29, 2015—Soligenix, Inc.

New Compounds More Potent in Combatting Brain-Eating Amoeba’s Fatal Infection 
January 28, 2015—University of South Florida Health College of Public Health

Antiangiogenesis Drugs Could Make Major Improvement in Tuberculosis Treatment 
January 26, 2015—Massachusetts General Hospital

Cancer-Causing Virus Blocks Human Immune Response, Study Shows 
January 26, 2015—The University of Texas at Austin

How Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes Can Tell You’re Home 
January 22, 2015—University of California, Riverside

Using Viruses to Find the Cellular Achilles Heel   
January 22, 2015—Gladstone Institutes

Pictured Together for the First Time: A Chemokine and its Receptor 
January 22, 2015—University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   

Cell's Recycling Team Helps Sound Alarm on Pathogens 
January 22, 2015—Duke University

Viruses May Play Unexpected Role in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases   
January 22, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Trust Your Gut: E. coli May Hold One of the Keys to Treating Parkinson's     
January 22, 2015—University of Michigan

Only About Half of Teenage Girls Receive HPV Vaccine at the CDC’s Recommended Age   
January 21, 2015—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

CSC Awarded Follow-on Healthcare Contract Worth up to $90 Million over 10 Years     
January 20, 2015—DynPort Vaccine Company LLC
Scientists Identify Important Mechanism Involved in Production of Mosquito Eggs 
January 20, 2015—University of California, Riverside

Breakthrough May Impact Flu Vaccination 
January 20, 2015—Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

New Cellular Pathway Triggering Allergic Asthma Response Identified 
January 19, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Tumor Suppressor Protein Helps Immune System Stay Balanced 
January 15, 2015—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Long-Acting Drug Effectively Prevents HIV-Like Infection in Monkeys 
January 15, 2015—The Rockefeller University

Vaccine-Induced CD4 T Cells Lead to Adverse Effect in a Mouse Model of Infection 
January 15, 2015—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Possible Treatments Identified for Highly Contagious Stomach Virus   
January 13, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Study Links Common Human Protein to Adverse Parasitic Worm Infections 
January 8, 2015—University of California, Riverside

The Best Offense Against Bacteria is a Good Defense 
January 7, 2015—The Ohio State University

New Approach May Lead to Inhalable Vaccines for Influenza, Pneumonia 
January 7, 2015—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Newly Discovered Antibiotic Kills Pathogens Without Resistance 
January 7, 2015—Northeastern University

Nearly Half-Million Dollar NIH Grant Awarded to Study Widespread Virus Affecting Infants 
January 6, 2015—Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cold Virus Replicates Better at Cooler Temperatures 
January 5, 2015—Yale University
Fat Isn’t All Bad: Skin Adipocytes Help Protect Against Infections 
January 5, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

December 2014

Molecules Seen Binding to HIV-1’s Protective Capsule, Blocking Infection 
December 30, 2014—The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

New Treatment Strategy Allows Lower Doses of Toxic Tuberculosis Drug Without Compromising Potency 
December 30, 2014—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Artful Imaging Leads to FASEB Honor 
December 30, 2014—Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lyme Disease Enhances Spread of Emerging Tick Infection 
December 29, 2014—Yale School of Public Health 
Tracing Evolution of Chicken Flu Virus Yields Insight Into Origins of Deadly H7N9 Strain 
December 29, 2014— St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Enzyme's Alter Ego Helps Activate the Immune System 
December 29, 2014—The Johns Hopkins University

Miller School Researchers Receive $5.67 Million Grant for HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials 
December 29, 2014—University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Team Finds Mechanism of Toxin’s Inflammatory Effect on Lungs   
December 29, 2014—The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Hearing Loss and HIV 
December 26, 2014—San Diego State University

Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database   
December 18, 2014—University of Pennsylvania

Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs that May Block Ebola Infection 
December 17, 2014—Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Penn Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis   
December 11, 2014—Perelman School of Medicine at the University of  Pennsylvania

Cause of Malaria Drug Resistance in SE Asia Identified 
December 11, 2014—Columbia University Medical Center

New Notre Dame-IUSM Study Examines Important Ebola Protein 
December 10, 2014—University of Notre Dame

Novel fMRI Technique Identifies HIV-Associated Cognitive Decline Before Symptoms Occur 
December 10, 2014—Georgetown University Medical Center

Drug Developed at Pitt Proves Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’   
December 10, 2014—University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research

Immunizing Schoolkids Fights Flu in Others, Too 
December 9, 2014—University of Florida
Vaccine Holds Hope of Preventing Antibiotic Resistant Skin Infections 
December 8, 2014—Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Rapid Ebola Test Is Focus of NIH Grant to Rutgers Scientist 
December 8, 2014—Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

November 2014

Notre Dame Biologist Nora Besansky leads International Consortium in Sequencing the Genomes of Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes 
November 27, 2014—University of Notre Dame

Drugs to Block Angiogenesis Could Provide New Treatment for TB 
November 24, 2014—Duke University School of Medicine
Team Reveals Weak Spots in Ebola’s Defenses 
November 24, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute

Researchers Tease Out Glitches in Immune System's Self-Recognition 
November 21, 2014—The Johns Hopkins University

Halting the Hijacker: Cellular Targets to Thwart Influenza Virus Infection 
November 20, 2014—University of Wisconsin-Madison

Breakthrough in Managing Yellow Fever Disease 
November 20, 2014—University of California, Riverside

New Study Reveals Why Some People May Be Immune to HIV-1   
November 19, 2014—University of Minnesota
UTHealth Awarded $7.3 Million for Health Information Technology Research 
November 18, 2014—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola 
November 17, 2014—Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ferret Genome Holds Clues to Respiratory Diseases 
November 17, 2014—University of Washington
Semen Directly Impairs Effectiveness of Microbicides that Target HIV   
November 12, 2014—Gladstone Institutes 
Research Suggests How Mosquitoes Evolved an Attraction to Human Scent 
November 12, 2014—The Rockefeller University

Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection from Virus 
November 3, 2014—The University of Texas at Austin

New Technique Efficiently Turns Antibodies Into Highly Tuned “Nanobodies” 
November 2, 2014—Rockefeller University




Last Updated April 13, 2015

Last Reviewed April 13, 2015