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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.

August 2015

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

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

May 2015

VLP Biotech Publishes Malaria Vaccine Study Achieving 100% Sterile Immunity 
May 2015—VLP Biotech Inc.

Measles-Flu Comparison Yields Insights for Vaccine Design 
May 22, 2015—Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

"Redesigned" Antibodies May Control HIV: Study 
May 21, 2015—Vanderbilt University

Adults Harbor Lots of Risky Autoreactive Immune Cells, Study Finds 
May 19 2015—Stanford University School of Medicine

UGA Study Pinpoints the Likeliest Rodent Sources of Future Human Infectious Diseases 
May 18, 2015—University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology

Maternal Obesity Compromises Babies’ Immune System at Time of Birth 
May 18, 2015—University of California, Riverside

Microclinics Help Keep Kenyan HIV Patients in Care 
May 18, 2015—University of California, San Francisco

UTHealth Research: Grass Plants Can Transport Infectious Prions 
May 15, 2015—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Antiviral Compound May Protect Brain from Pathogens, West Nile Virus Study Shows 
May 15, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Diabetes Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients 
May 14, 2015—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Antibody's Unusual Abilities Might Inspire Vaccine Strategies 
May 14, 2015—University of Washington

Personal Microbiomes Shown to Contain Unique “Fingerprints” 
May 11, 2015—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

UMMS Research Implicates Immune System in Rett Syndrome 
May 11, 2015—University of Massachusetts Medical School 

UTMB Researchers Devise Vaccine that Provides Long-Term Protection Against Chagas Disease 
May 7, 2015—The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Malaria Parasite’s Essential Doorway Into Red Blood Cells Illuminated 
May 7, 2015—Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
First-of-Its-Kind West Nile Virus Vaccine Now in Phase I Clinical Trials 
May 7, 2015—Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Ramaswamy Receives $2.34 Million NIH Grant to Evaluate Lympatic Filariasis Vaccine 
May 6, 2015—University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford


April 2015

Boosting the Body’s Natural Ability to Fight Urinary Tract Infections 
April 30, 2015—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Scientists Identify Key Receptors Behind Development of Acute Myeloid Leukemia   
April 29, 2015—UT Southwestern Medical Center

UTMB Study Shows that Augmenting a Gas Naturally in Our Bodies Fights RSV Infection   
April 27, 2015—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

DC Center for AIDS Research Established with New Grant from the NIH 
April 27, 2015—George Washington University

Georgetown is One of Six Institutions in New DC Center for AIDS Research 
April 27, 2015—Georgetown University Medical Center

A CRISPR Antiviral Tool 
April 27, 2015—Emory University
Boosting the Malaria Battle-Line 
April 23 2015—University of Melbourne

UTMB Researchers Develop Ebola Treatment Effective Three Days After Infection 
April 22, 2015—The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

U.Va. Identifies a Surprising Contributor to Rett Syndrome 
April 22, 2015—University of Virginia School of Medicine

Study Opens Door to New Therapies for Hard-to-Treat Children 
April 21, 2015—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

New Genetic Mutation Could Signal Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa 
April 17, 2015—London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Editing HIV Out of Our Genome with CRISPR 
April 13, 2015—UMass Medical School

New Ebola Study Points to Potential Drug Target 
April 9, 2015 —Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Simulation Offers Policy Rx for Curbing HIV 
April 8, 2015—Brown University

UTMB Researchers Develop Ebola Vaccine Effective in a Single Dose 
April 7, 2015— The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Team Determines Structure of Toxin in Respiratory Infections   
April 7, 2015—University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

March 2015

How a Deadly Fungus Evades the Immune System 
March 30, 2015—University of Toronto

Chikungunya Virus May Be Coming to a City Near You—Learn the Facts
March 26, 2015—University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Study Announces a Durable Vaccine for Ebola 
March 25, 2015—Plymouth University

Finding Strengths—and Weaknesses—in Hepatitis C’s Armor 
March 10, 2015—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Experimental Herpes Vaccine Upends Traditional Approach and Shows Promise 
March 10, 2015—Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Keck School of Medicine of USC Scientists Open Door for Asthma Cure 
March 10, 2015—Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
USF-Led Study Sheds Light on How Malaria Parasites Grow Exponentially 
March 3, 2015—University of South Florida

Sewage Provides Insight into Human Microbiome 
March 3, 2015—Marine Biological Laboratory

Mouse Studies May Lead to Development of Human Therapies 
March 2, 2015—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Studying Dengue Fever in West Africa 
March 2, 2015—University of Miami

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



Last Updated August 13, 2015

Last Reviewed August 13, 2015