Curious about where challenge trials take place on the NIH campus? Dr. Matthew Memoli led a livestreamed “virtual tour” of the Special Clinical Studies Unit, where Ebola patients were cared for and where participants in challenge trials of influenza, RSV, and other pathogens stay while they are infectious.
Could an influenza virus like the one which caused the 1918 pandemic emerge today? If it did, could we stop it? In a short video, NIAID experts discuss how seasonal and pandemic influenzas change over time, and how researchers are working to improve influenza vaccines.
In this short video, NIAID experts describe why the 1918 influenza was the most deadly pandemic in all recorded history, and how scientists are still studying it today.
Video: NIAID scientist Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger talks about his research on 1918 flu.
The annual NIH Research Festival showcases research by scientists who work in the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health. This year’s event featured talks by NIAID’s Director, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and four of our intramural researchers.
Each year, NIAID-funded scientists visit the beaches of Delaware Bay to test shorebirds for avian flu viruses. A video from NIAID Now profiles their work.
Dr. David M. Morens delivered the 2018 John R. LaMontagne Memorial Lecture about the deadliest pandemic of all time.
NIAID makes many resources available to researchers, such as reagents, model organisms, and tissue samples. Now it’s even easier to find these resources on our site using the Resources for Researchers feature.
A new study suggests that influenza infection may enhance some white blood cells’ ability to defend against secondary bacterial infections.
The fever, fatigue, muscle and headache caused by influenza (flu) can make even the healthiest person feel miserable for days. For more vulnerable people, such as the very young or the elderly, flu can be fatal. Although vaccination is recommended and can help protect against flu infection, there is a need for effective therapies to combat illness caused by the flu virus.
In a new study, researchers describe immune profiles measured prior to vaccination that may predict a person’s antibody response to the seasonal flu vaccine. Their findings also indicate that immune states that predict good vaccine responses in young adults may be associated with poorer responses in older people.
Each May, NIAID-funded researchers descend on the beaches of Delaware Bay in New Jersey to screen migratory shorebirds for the flu. Through this work, they are learning more about how influenza viruses spread and evolve.