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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.


Gamma Interferon Protects Mice from Ebola Virus   
November 19, 2015—University of Iowa

Scientists Find Surprising Trait in Anti-HIV Antibodies 
November 17, 2015—The Scripps Research Institute

Child with Drug-Resistant TB Successfully Treated at Johns Hopkins Children's Center 
November 15, 2015—Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Research Points to Development of Single Vaccine for Chikungunya, Related Viruses 
November 9, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

New SARS-Like Virus Can Jump Directly from Bats to Humans, No Treatment Available 
November 9, 2015—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Self-Rated Health Predicts Immune Response to the Common Cold 
November 9, 2015—Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers Identify Essential Component of Antiviral Defense 
November 5, 2015—University of Georgia
The Hepatitis A Virus is of Animal Origin   
November 3, 2015—University of Bonn

MagLab Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments 
November 3, 2015—Florida State University

October 2015

A Vaccine Candidate That Supports Immunity Where it Matters Most 
October 30, 2015—Thomas Jefferson University

Penn Study Blocks Ebola Virus Budding by Regulating Calcium Signaling 
October 29, 2015—University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

$5.8 Million NIH Contract to SLU to Fund “Omics” Research 
October 27, 2015—Saint Louis University
Bacterial Hole Puncher Could be New Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic 
October 27, 2015—University of Illinois
Could a Drug Engineered from Bananas Fight Many Deadly Viruses? New Results Show Promise
October 22, 2015—University of Michigan Medical School

Staphylococcus aureus Achilles' Heel 
October 21, 2015—University of Geneva

CRE Infection Rate Rising in Young Children
October 20, 2015—Rush University Medical Center

Building Immune System Memory
Oct 20, 2015—University of Utah School of Medicine

Study Reveals New, Potent Way to Boost Immunity and Fight Viruses
October 19, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine

Monkey Model Discovery Could Spur CMV Vaccine Development
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015—Duke University

The Phage is a Lonely Hunter
October 19, 2015—San Diego State University
Team Describes Rapid, Sensitive Test for HIV Mutations
October 15, 2015—Brown University

Deadly Bacteria Stiff-Arm the Immune System 
October 14, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Blood T Cells Are Resistant to HIV’s Primary Death Pathway 
October 14, 2015—Gladstone Institutes

Breast Cancer Drug Beats Superbug 
October 13, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Tulane Researchers Working on New Tuberculosis Vaccine 
October 13, 2015—Tulane National Primate Research Center

Genes Linked with Malaria’s Virulence Shared by Apes, Humans 
October 12, 2015—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

New Study Has Important Implications For The Design Of A Protective HIV Vaccine 
October 12, 2015—University of the Witwatersrand


September 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Study Blocks Inflammatory Bone Loss in Gum Disease 
September 30, 2015—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

System May Offer New Hope for Personalized Treatment Of Eczema   
September 30, 2015—Oregon State University

New Test Detects All Viruses that Infect People, Animals   
September 29, 2015 —Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Researchers Discover A New Mechanism of Proteins to Block HIV 
September 25, 2015—University of Missouri
A New Understanding of Dengue Virus   
September 18, 2015—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

TSRI Study Identifies Novel Role of Mitochondria in Immune Function   
September 18, 2015—The Scripps Research Institute

Global Burden of Leptospirosis is Greater than Thought, and Growing 
September 17, 2015—Yale School of Public Health

Global Consortium Rewrites the “Cartography” of Dengue   
September 17, 2015—University of Cambridge
Viruses Flourish in Guts of Healthy Babies 
September 14, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Combo of 3 Antibiotics Can Kill Deadly Staph Infections 
September 14, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Study in Mice Suggests How Anesthesia May Fight Lung Infections
September 1, 2015—Johns Hopkins

August 2015

Seals Harbor Hepatitis A-Like Viruseals Harbor Hepatitis A-Like Virus 
August 25 2015—Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics
August 25, 2015—Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Immune System: Help for Killer Cells  
August 21, 2015—University of Bonn

Penn Researchers Devise New Approach for Making Vaccines for Deadly Diseases   
August 3, 2015—University of Pennsylvania  Perelman School of Medicine

July 2015

How to Become a Follicular T Helper Cell 
July 30, 2015—La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Study Could Lead to Vaccine for Mosquito-Borne Dengue Virus 
July 9, 2015—Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Subject of $4M in Federal Grants to Scientists in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research   
July 2, 2015—University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research

June 2015

Safeguarding Against Chlamydia
June 18, 2015—Harvard Medical School

Sequential Immunizations Could Be the Key to HIV Vaccine  
June 18, 2015—The Rockefeller University

How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programmes Our Immune Response 
June 10 2015—The University of Manchester

TGen-Led Study Points Towards New Strategies for Stopping the Spread of Staph and MRSA 
June 5, 2015—Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

VirScan Reveals Viral History in a Drop of Blood 
June 4, 2015—Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Penn Researchers Home in on What's Wearing Out T Cells 
June 3, 2015—Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Immunity Enzyme Defends Against Tuberculosis Infection 
June 2, 2015—UT Southwestern Medical Center



Last Updated November 23, 2015

Last Reviewed November 23, 2015