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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.

January 2015

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

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

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
 
 

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