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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.

December 2014

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

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

October 2014

Improved Mouse Model Will Accelerate Research on Potential Ebola Vaccines, Treatments 
October 31, 2014—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Study: “Wimpy” Antibody Protects Against Kidney Disease in Mice 
October 31, 2014—University of Cincinnati

Mouse Model Suggests Varied Genetic Dispositions to Ebola 
October 30, 2014—University of Washington
UC Davis Scientists Discover Exact Receptor for DEET That Repels Mosquitoes 
October 27, 2014—University of California, Davis

Divide and Conquer: Novel Trick Helps Rare Pathogen Infect Healthy People   
October 17, 2014—University of Birmingham

Scientific Breakthrough Will Help Design the Antibiotics of the Future   
October 17, 2014—University of Bristol

Study Models Ways to Cut Mexico’s HIV Rates 
October 15, 2014—Brown University

Antiretroviral Therapy Benefits HIV-infected Stimulant Users, UCSF Study Shows 
October 10, 2014—University of California - San Francisco

School of Medicine Begins Ebola Vaccine Trials 
October 9, 2014—University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM)

UAB Part of NIH-Funded Research Consortia Studying More Than 200 Rare Diseases   
October 9, 2014—University of Alabama at Birmingham

Scientists Discover Pain Receptor on T-Cells 
October 5, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Gut Bacteria Are Protected by Host During Illness 
October 2, 2014—University of Chicago



Last Updated December 18, 2014

Last Reviewed December 08, 2014