Selected NIAID Science News Highlights of 2017

In 2017, NIAID researchers and NIAID-funded scientists at domestic and international institutions made significant progress in developing vaccines and treatments for various infectious diseases, including Zika, HIV and malaria. Other discoveries yielded novel insights into rare diseases and drug-resistant infections. In addition, new clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy were published and highlight how NIAID-supported research translates into clinical practice.

Ten selected science news highlights from 2017 are summarized below. All of these advances demonstrate how public investment in biomedical research drives scientific progress and benefits human health.

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