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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.

May 2016

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

April 2016

Probing Resistance
April 28, 2016—Boston College

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

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

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

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


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

“Clogged-Up” Immune Cells Help Explain Smoking Risk for TB 
March 24, 2016—University of Cambridge

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
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

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

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  

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

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

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

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



Last Updated June 16, 2016

Last Reviewed June 16, 2016