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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.

July 2014

 
"Viral Fitness" Discovery Defines HIV Vulnerability 
July 11, 2014—Emory University Health Sciences
 
 
 
 
Recalled Yogurt Contained Highly Pathogenic Mold 
July 8, 2014—Duke University
 
 
 
NYU Researchers Tackle Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Medical Studies   
July 7, 2014—New York University College of Nursing
 
Researchers Learn How Beryllium Causes Deadly Lung Disease 
July 3, 2014—National Jewish Health
 
Screening Children for Celiac Disease 
July 3 2014—University of Colorado School of Medicine
 

Institute for Genome Sciences Awarded NIAID Grant 
July 1, 2014—University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sorrento Awarded up to $2.6 Million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Development of New Anti-bacterial Bispecific Antibodies and Antibody Formulated Drug Conjugates 
July 1, 2014—Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
 

June 2014

 
Fighting Parasitic Infection Inadvertently Unleashes Dormant Virus 
June 26, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

New Infections Cause Dormant Viruses to Reactivate 
June 26, 2014—University of Florida
 
Researchers One Step Closer to Countering Deadly Nipah Virus 
June 25, 2014—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
 

Lowering Toxicity of New HIV Drugs Predicted to Improve Life Expectancy 
June 25, 2014—University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  

TSRL Announces Receipt of $4.2 Million in New SBIR Funding 
June 24, 2014—Therapeutic Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
 
 

New Monkey Model for AIDS Offers Promise for Medical Research 
June 19, 2014—The Rockefeller University

 

New Stanford Blood Test Identifies Heart-Transplant Rejection Earlier Than Biopsy Can 
June 18, 2014—Stanford University

Researchers Map Gene Differences in Yellow Fever, Malaria Mosquitoes, to Help Prevent Disease 
June 17, 2014—Virginia Tech


Study Shows Chikungunya Virus Mutation Places Several Countries at Risk of Epidemic Circulation 
June 16, 2014—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
 

Genetic Barcode for Malaria Could Help Contain Outbreaks 
June 13, 2014—London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Grant to Entomologist Will Advance Research on African Malaria Mosquito 
June 12, 2014—University of California, Riverside
 
Dormant Viruses Re-Emerge in Patients with Lingering Sepsis, Signaling Immune Suppression   
June 11, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Study Finds How Protein Blocks HIV Life Cycle in Elite Controllers   
June 11, 2014—Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

TB Dogma Upended: Even Uninfected Cells Trigger Immune Defenses 
June 11, 2014—NYU Langone Medical Center

Genes Found in Nature Yield 1918-Like Virus with Pandemic Potential 
June 11, 2014—University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine 
June 11, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Infant Immune Systems Learn Fast, but Have Short Memories 
June 11, 2014—Cornell University

Herpes Infected Humans Before They Were Human 
June 10, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
 
Finding Could Lead to New Strategies for Malaria Control 
June 6, 2014—Harvard School of Public Health

HIV Transmission Networks Mapped to Reduce Infection Rate 
June 5, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
 

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes Find Novel Approach to Reactivate Latent HIV   
June 5, 2014—Gladstone Institutes

 
 

May 2014


Penn Medicine Program Receives $10 Million Renewal for Studying the Oldest Branch of the Immune System 
May 29, 2014—University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

UNL Team Awarded $1.9M to Develop New Approach to HIV Vaccine 
May 29, 2014—University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 
 
Stanford Researchers Discover Immune System's Rules of Engagement 
May 22, 2014—Stanford School of Medicine
 

Bacterial Adaptation Contributes to Pneumococcal Threat in Sickle Cell Disease Patients 
May 22, 2014—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 
Scientists Develop New Approach for Sampling Gut Bacteria 
May 19, 2014—The Forsyth Institute
 
Painkillers May Decrease Susceptibility to Recurring Urinary Infections   
May 18, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine
 
Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Research Gives Hope for Improved Drug Therapy 
May 16, 2014—University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
 
"Bystander" Chronic Infections Thwart Development of Immune Cell Memory, Penn Study Finds 
May 15, 2014—University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
 
Penn Vet Study Reveals Salmonella’s Hideout Strategy 
May 15, 2014— University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
 

TB Lung Infection Causes Changes in the Diversity of Gut Bacteria in Mice 
May 13, 2014—Johns Hopkins

Birth by C-Section, Early Antibiotic Use Put Kids at Risk for Allergic Esophagitis   
May 12, 2014—Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Carbohydrates Direct Immunity Against Camouflaged Bacteria 
May 12, 2014—Emory University School of Medicine
 
 
$32 Million NIH Grant Funds Study of Multipurpose Infection Fighter   
May 8, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine
 
UTMB Awarded $4.4M to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine   
May 7, 2014—University of Texas Medical Branch
 
Immune Cells Outsmart Bacterial Infection by Dying, Penn Vet Study Shows 
May 5, 2014—University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
 
 

Penn Vet Research Identifies Compounds That Control Hemorrhagic Viruses 
May 1, 2014—University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

April 2014

Autoimmune Diseases May Succumb to New Drug Strategy 
April 30, 2014—UC San Francisco

New Experimental Vaccine Produces Immune Response Against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) 
April 30, 2014—University of Maryland School of Medicine

Live Virus Implicates Camels in MERS Outbreak 
April 29, 2014—Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Low Cholesterol in Immune Cells Tied to Slow Progression of HIV 
April 29, 2014—University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
 
 
Team Finds New Point of Attack on HIV for Vaccine Development 
April 28, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multitarget TB Drug Could Treat Other Diseases, Evade Resistance 
April, 17, 2014—University of Illinois
 
Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced 
April 17, 2014—Duke University
 
 
HIV+ Women Respond Well to HPV Vaccine 
April 16, 2014— Brown University
 
Scientists Unlock Secrets of Protein Produced by Disease-Causing Fungus   
April 16, 2014—The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
 
New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazil 
April 16, 2014—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston   
 
Some Immune Cells Defend Only One Organ 
April 16, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HIV Battle Must Focus on Hard-Hit Streets
April 10, 2014—Brown University
 
 
Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus 
April 9, 2014—The University of Texas at Austin
 
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

 
 

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