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News from NIAID-Supported Institutions for 2014

 
Below are links to press releases about NIAID-funded research from some of the institutions we support.
 

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

 
 

March 2014

Air Pollution from Traffic Increases Odds of Hospital Readmission for Asthma 
March 27, 2014—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
 
Using Tobacco to Thwart West Nile Virus 
March 27, 2014—Arizona State University
 
 
Penn Dental Medicine-NIH Team Reverses Bone Loss in Immune Disorder 
March 26, 2014—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
 
 
New Childhood Tuberculosis Estimates Double the Number Previously Thought   
March 24, 2014—Brigham and Women's Hospital
 
Drugs Fail to Reawaken Dormant HIV Infection 
March 24, 2014—Johns Hopkins Medicine
 
 
 
Consortium Wins Up to $28 Million to Find Best Ebola Treatment 
March 20, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute
 
 
 
 
 
Nasty Nanoinjectors Pose a New Target for Antibiotic Research   
March 13, 2014—University of Kansas
 
 
 
Notre Dame Chemists Discover New Class of Antibiotics 
March 6, 2014—University of Notre Dame
 
 
 
In First Moments of Infection, a Division and a Decision 
March 4, 2014—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
 
Novel Drug Treatment Protects Primates from Deadly Marburg Virus 
March 3, 2014—U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
 

BioCryst Announces Nature Publication Demonstrating Efficacy of BCX4430 in a Non-Human Primate Model of Filovirus Infection
March 3, 2014—BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

February 2014

 
 
 
Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine 
February 26, 2014—Mayo Clinic 
 
UNC Researchers Discover New Target for Dengue Virus Vaccine   
February 26, 2014—University of North Carolina 
 
Vitamin A May Help Boost Immune System to Fight Tuberculosis 
February 25, 2014—UCLA
 
Taming Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance NIH Grant to LA BioMed Researchers Funds New Approach to Treat MRSA 
February 25, 2014—Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
 
Northwestern Medicine Awarded More Than $8.4 Million for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Research 
February 25, 2014—Northwestern Memorial Hospital
 
 
 
 

Essential Protein Discovered for Malaria Parasite's Transmission to Mosquitos
February 20, 2014—Penn State

 
The Nose Knows in Asthma 
February 19, 2014—National Jewish Health
 
 

Of Mice and Men: Fine-Tuning Salmonella-Based Vaccines 
February 17, 2014—Arizona State University

Environment Influences Ability of Bacterium to Block Malaria Transmission 
February 17, 2014—Penn State

 
Researchers Find Source of New Lineage of Immune Cells 
February 14, 2014—University of Chicago
 

UA Study on Flu Evolution May Change Textbooks, History Books 
February 14, 2014—University of Arizona

Popular Disinfectants Do Not Kill HPV
February 12, 2014—Penn State

Field Trials Show New Technology Able To Prevent Lyme Disease Transmission 
February 12, 2014—US BIOLOGIC

Chips that Listen to Bacteria
February 11, 2014—Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers Discover Immune Signature that Predicts Poor Outcome in Influenza Patients 
February 10, 2014—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Newly Found Tactics in Offense-Defense Struggle with Hepatitis C Virus 
February 10, 2014—University of Washington

Caltech-Developed Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising 
February 9, 2014—California Institute of Technology

New Investigational Drug Holds Promise for Combatting Deadly Mucormycosis Infections   
February 6, 2014—Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
 
UC Irvine Salmonella Study has Surprising Results 
February 6, 2014—University of California, Irvine
 
Quick Test Finds Signs of Diarrheal Disease 
February 6, 2014—Rice University
 
Powerful Bacterial Immune Response Defined by New Study   
February 6, 2014—University of California, Davis
 
The Ultimate Decoy: Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find Protein that Helps Bacteria Misdirect Immune System
February 6, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute
 
Decoding Dengue and West Nile
February 6, 2014—University of Michigan
 
 
Immune Cells Need a Second Opinion   
February 4, 2014—University of Bonn Medical Center
 
Bacterial Fibers Critical to Human, Avian Infection 
February 4, 2014—Biodesign Institute at Arizona Sta
te Unive
rsity
 
HIV-Infected Teens Delaying Treatment Until Advanced Disease, Johns Hopkins Study Shows 
February 3, 2014—Johns Hopkins
 
Mosquito Sperm Have a Sense of Smell
February 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University
 
 

January 2014

DNA of Peanut-Allergic Kids Changes with Immune Therapy, Study Finds 
January 31, 2014—Stanford University School of Medicine

U.Va., Russian Researchers Target Drug-Resistant TB 
January 31, 2014—University of Virginia School of Medicine

A Detailed Look at HIV in Action 
January 30, 2014—California Institute of Technology

Trick that Aids Viral Infection is Identified 
January 30, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Findings Point to Potential Treatment for virus Causing Childhood Illnesses 
January 29, 2014—Purdue University

 
Promising Class of Antibiotics Discovered for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 
January 27, 2014—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 

Team to Study Control of Malaria-Related Parasite Growth with $2.1 Million NIH Grant 
January 22, 2014—University of South Florida

 
 
Decoded: DNA of Blood-Sucking Worm that Infects World’s Poor
January 19, 2014—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
 

Soligenix Announces Positive One-Year High-Temperature Stability Results with ThermoVax™ Vaccine Heat Stabilization Technology 
January 15, 2014—Soligenix, Inc.

Engineering Professor Co-Authors Nature Medicine Paper on HIV 
January 13, 2014—University of Delaware

Wistar to Launch Largest Randomized Trial Aiming for an HIV Cure by Diminishing Viral Reservoir Beyond Current Therapies 
January 13, 2014— The Wistar Institute

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 1 Study of MRSA Infection Candidate EDP-788 
January 13, 2014—Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MGH/Ragon Institute Study Identifies Population of Stem-Like Cells Where HIV Persists in Spite of Treatment 
January 13, 2014—Massachusetts General Hospital

Knopp Biosciences And NIH to Collaborate in Evaluating Dexpramipexole in Patients with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome 
January 8, 2014—Knopp Biosciences LLC

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Possible Key to Drug Resistance in Crohn’s Disease 
January 8, 2014—The Scripps Research Institute

On-Demand Vaccines Possible with Engineered Nanoparticles 
January 7, 2014—University of Washington

Finding About Classic Suppressor of Immunity Points Toward New Therapies for Bad Infections 
January 7, 2014—Georgia Regents University

Draper Nanotechnology Could Fight Influenza, Other Viruses 
January 6, 2014—Draper Laboratory

 
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