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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.

July 2016

Comprehensive HIV Vaccine Project Funded at $23 Million by NIH
July 21, 2016—Texas Biomedical Research Institute


June 2016

SLU to Conduct Zika Research
June 30, 2016—Saint Louis University

CHOP Experts Report How a Virus Silences the Immune System’s Alarm Signals
Jun 29, 2016—Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Penn Engineers Develop $2 Portable Zika Test
June 29, 2016—University of Pennsylvania

They Cause Allergies and Asthma, But They Also May Save Your Life
June 29, 2016—University of Virginia School of Medicine

NIH Awards $11 Million to UTHealth Researchers to Study Deadly Prion Diseases
June 29, 2016—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged in Pregnancy
June 28, 2016—University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Vaccine to Prevent Zika Infection in Humans Is Feasible
June 28, 2016—Military HIV Research Program

New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus
June 28, 2016—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Novel Study in Nairobi Infants May Accelerate Path to HIV Vaccine
June 23, 2016—Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Memory Loss Caused by West Nile Virus Explained
June 22, 2016—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Loyola Study Reveals How HIV Enters Immune System Cells
June 23, 2016—Loyola University Chicago

UMMS Scientists Use CRISPR to Discover Zika and Dengue Weaknesses
June 21, 2016—University of Massachusetts Medical School

Potential Drug Target Identified for Zika, Similar Viruses
June 17, 2016—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Study Underscores Ongoing Need for HIV Safety Net Program
June 16, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

A New Way to Nip AIDS in the Bud
June 9, 2016—University of Utah

Penn Study Describes a Better Animal Model to Improve HIV Vaccine Development
June 6, 2016—Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Speeding Up Drug Discovery to Fight Tuberculosis
June 6, 2016—Institute for Systems Biology

Distinguishing Deadly Staph Bacteria from Harmless Strains
June 6, 2016—University of California San Diego

$3.3 Million Federal Grant to Fund JAX Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research
June 2, 2016—The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


May 2016

Researchers Discover How Zika Infects the Placenta
May 27, 2016—Emory University School of Medicine

Alaska Scientist Receives $1.6 Million Award for Vaccine Research
May 27, 2016—University of Alaska Fairbanks

Study Reveals Protein that Dials Immune Responses Up and Down
May 25, 2016—Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

OU Researchers to Target Zika Virus
May 24, 2016—University of Oklahoma

Pursuing the Destruction of HIV-Infected Cells
May 18, 2016—Rutgers University

Researchers Shed Light on Pathway from Virus to Brain Disease
May 18, 2016—Penn State College of Medicine
Trojan Horses for Hospital Bugs
May 16, 2016—University of Würzburg
Same-Day HIV Treatment Improves Health Outcomes
May 10, 2016—Boston University School of Public Health

Fooling the Test: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Look Susceptible
May 9, 2016—Emory University

Pitt-Developed Drug Works Against ‘Superbug’ Biofilms and Respiratory Virus
May 9, 2016—University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research

When Beneficial Bacteria Knock But No One Is Home
May 6, 2016—Caltech

Antibody Therapy Opens Door to Potential New Treatment for HIV
May 6, 2016—The Rockefeller University

T Cells Use 'Handshakes' to Sort Friends from Foes
May 5, 2016—Emory University

Sepsis: Sneak Attack or False Alarm?
May 5, 2016—University of Connecticut

Breastfeeding Is Good for Yet Another Reason, Researchers Discover
May 5, 2016—UC Berkeley

Children in Developing World Infected With Parasite—Even Without Appearing Ill—May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth
May 4, 2016—Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

LJI Scientists Discover Molecular Mechanism for Generating Specific Antibody Responses to Pathogens
May 2, 2016—La Jolla Institute

April 2016

Screening Method Uncovers Drugs that May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
April 29, 2016—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease “Flare-Ups” in Western Africa
April 29, 2016—USAMRIID

Probing Resistance
April 28, 2016—Boston College

"Fireflies" Light the Way to Understanding Female HIV Transmission
April 27, 2016—Northwestern University

Nanoparticles Hold Promise as Double-Edged Sword Against Genital Herpes
April 27, 2016—University of Illinois at Chicago

TGen Tracks the Origins and Spread of Potentially Deadly Valley Fever
April 26, 2016—Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

TSRI Scientists Reveal Secrets of a Deadly Virus Family
April 26, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

Despite Recent Increases in Reported Food Allergy, Study Finds No Change in Antibody Levels Associated with Food Allergy
April 25, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sophisticated “Mini-Brains” Add to Evidence of Zika’s Toll on Fetal Cortex
April 22, 2016—The Johns Hopkins University

Yale Study Suggests that Immune Response to Flu Causes Death in Older People, Not the Virus
April 21, 2016—Yale

Gene Therapy Pioneered at St. Jude Shows Early Success Against “Bubble Boy” Disease
April 20, 2016—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Where Next for Zika Virus?
April 19, 2016—Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Scientists Describe New Model to Enhance Zika Virus Research
April 19, 2016—University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Pandemic E. coli Strain H30 Cloaks Its Stealth Strategies
April 18, 2016—University of Washington

UCLA Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus
April 15, 2016—UCLA

New Hope for Malaria Treatment as Drug Resistance Found Unable to Spread for the First Time
April 15, 2016—University of Melbourne

Troublesome T Cells Have a Healing Side
April 14, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Wayne State Receives $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Shape Next Generation of Antibiotics
April 14, 2016—Wayne State

Current Hepatitis C Virus Testing Guidelines Miss Too Many Cases, Study Suggests
April 13, 2016—Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers Uncover Earliest Events Following HIV Infection, Before Virus Is Detectable
April 13, 2016—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers Find New Clue in Lupus Autoantibody Production
April 12, 2016—Penn State College of Medicine

UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
April 12, 2016—University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

St. Jude Researchers Reveal How Two Types of Immune Cells Can Arise from One
April 11, 2016—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

New Mouse Model to Aid Testing of Zika Vaccine, Therapeutics
April 5, 2016—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

TSRI Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse of "Teenage" HIV-Neutralizing Antibody
April 5, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

Promising New Method Inhibits TB-Causing Bacteria
April 5, 2016—The University of Queensland

Your Viruses Could Reveal Your Travel History, and More
April 1, 2016—Penn State University

March 2016

UCI Scientists Receive $8 Million to Help Develop Q Fever Vaccine
March 28, 2016—University of California, Irvine

Stanford Scientists Resurrect an Abandoned Drug and Find It Effective Against Two Human Viruses in a Lab Dish, with Potential to Fight Many More
March 28, 2016—Stanford University

TSRI, Salk Scientists Discover 'Outlier' Enzymes that Could Offer New Targets to Treat Diabetes, Inflammation
March 28, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

First Virus Genome Analysis Gives New Insights Into Brazilian Zika Outbreak
March 24, 2016—University of Oxford

Study Finds Vast Diversity Among Viruses that Infect Bacteria
March 24, 2016—Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

New Findings in Humans Provide Encouraging Foundation for Upcoming AIDS Vaccine Clinical Trial
March 24, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

“Clogged-Up” Immune Cells Help Explain Smoking Risk for TB
March 24, 016—University of Cambridge

Loyola Researchers Foresee More Cost-Effective Hepatitis C Cure
March 23, 2016—Loyola University

Genomes of Chimpanzee Parasite Species Reveal Evolution of Human Malaria, According to Penn-Led Study
March 22, 2016—University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

DNA Markers Link Season of Birth and Allergy Risk
March 21, 2016—University of Southampton

Long-Acting Injectable Protects Against Vaginal HIV Transmission
March 21, 2016—University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Giving Antibodies to Infant Macaques Exposed to an HIV-Like Virus Could Clear the Infection
March 21, 2016—Oregon National Primate Research Center

Proactively Treating HIV Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis with Multi-Drug TB Regimens Doesn't Save More Lives
March 18, 2016—Perelman School of Medicine / University of Pennsylvania

Proactively Treating HIV Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis with Multidrug TB Therapy Doesn’t Save More Lives
March 17, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Subset of E. coli Bacteria Linked to Deadly Disease in Pre-Term Infants
March 17, 2016—University of Massachusetts Medical School

Within Six Families, a Path to Personalized Treatment for an Immune Disorder
March 16, 2016—University of Utah School of Medicine

Potential Zika Virus Risk Estimated for 50 U.S. Cities
March 16, 2016—National Center for Atmospheric Research

Keeping Ribosomes Stuck May Stop Virulent Bacteria Strain in Its Tracks
March 16, 2016—Penn State

Scientists Identify Molecular Markers of Kidney Transplant Rejection
March 15, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

Statins Cut Tuberculosis Treatment Time in Mice
March 15, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

New SARS-Like Virus Is Poised to Infect Humans
March 14, 2016—University of North Carolina

St. Jude Research Will Guide Development of New Anti-Influenza Drugs
March 14, 2016—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Change in Mosquito Mating May Control Zika Virus
March 11, 2016—Cornell University

A Virus Common Among Livestock Depends on a MicroRNA to Replicate 
March 10, 2016—The Rockefeller University

Don’t Let the Bad Bugs Win: U-M Team Seeks to Outsmart C. difficile With New $9.2 Million Effort
March 9, 2016—University of Michigan

Mass. General Research Team Identifies Key Step in Process of Shigella Infection
March 9, 2016—Massachusetts General Hospital

HIV Patients in Africa with a Specific Genetic Variant Have Much Lower Rate of TB
March 9, 2016—Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine Researchers Prove HIV Targets Tissue Macrophages
March 7, 2016—University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Promising Malaria Drug Created at Rutgers to Undergo Clinical Trials
March 7, 2016—Rutgers University

Likely Biological Link Found Between Zika Virus, Microcephaly
March 4, 2016—Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Eating Peanut Early Reduces Risk of Allergy Even with Later Abstinence
March 4, 2016—King’s College London

New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infectious Agents Cross From Mother to Baby
March 4, 2016—Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh

Florida State University Researchers Make Zika Virus Breakthrough
March 4, 2016—Florida State University

“Black Death” Offers Clues to Battling HIV and Hepatitis C Centuries Later
March 4, 2016—University of Cincinnati

Researchers Unravel Pathways of Potent Antibodies that Fight HIV Infection
March 3, 2016— Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Women Need More of the HIV Drug Truvada Than Men to Prevent Infection
March 3, 2016—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New TSRI Study Shows HIV Structure in Unprecedented Detail
March 3, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

TSRI Scientists Find Clues to Neutralizing Coronaviruses Such as MERS
March 2, 2016—The Scripps Research Institute

Better Way to Treat Abscesses: Add Antibiotic to Conventional Approach
March 2, 2016—UCLA




Last Updated August 24, 2016

Last Reviewed August 24, 2016