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Researchers Follow Up On Potential For HIV Vaccine
2012-04-05 10:16:06

Researchers have discovered crucial hints into how immune system responses play a key role in protecting people from HIV infection. Results from the first ever RV144 HIV vaccine trial were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Scientists found that among Thai adults who received an experimental vaccine during a clinical trial, those who produced relatively high levels of a specific antibody after vaccination were less likely to become infected with the virus than...

2012-04-05 09:46:20

Analysis by NIH-supported scientists may help identify requirements for HIV vaccine Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Scientists have found that among adults who received the experimental HIV vaccine during the landmark RV144 clinical trial (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2009/pages/thaivaxstudy.aspx), those who produced relatively...

2012-03-20 11:25:48

In the past decade, scientists have made significant progress building the critical knowledge and infrastructure needed to identify and develop novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates and move the most promising ones into human clinical trials. The results of those trials, coupled with advances from other TB studies, have paved the way for the next 10 years of research on TB vaccines, a critical component of TB control efforts, note scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and...

2012-03-07 10:48:22

WHAT: Results from two studies presented today at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle demonstrate the importance of identifying and treating HIV-infected infants within the first year of life both to prevent harm to the immune system and to enable normal neurological development. Although immediate ART during infancy benefits HIV-infected babies, the prospect of lifelong treatment raises numerous concerns, including the risk of drug side...

2012-03-05 10:50:56

Consensus across studies promises to enhance NIH-supported asthma clinical research A consortium of federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations has published a report proposing a set of common measures and data-collection methods for use in asthma clinical research. Asthma Outcomes in Clinical Research: Report of the Asthma Outcomes Workshop, which appears as a supplement to the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, resulted from a meeting organized by...

2012-03-05 10:49:27

New measures may hold key to reducing disparities in children with asthma Newly proposed asthma outcome measures will help standardize and improve results from the hundreds of millions of dollars the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends annually to study asthma, according to the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), the nation's only organization focused solely on childhood asthma. Even though years of research have led to groundbreaking improvements in better understanding...

2012-02-29 00:36:24

Genome sequence analysis helps characterize transmissible bacterium Using genome sequencing and household surveillance, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their colleagues from Columbia University Medical Center and St. George's University of London have pieced together how a newly emerging type of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has adapted to transmit more easily among humans. Their new study underscores the need for vigilance in surveillance of S. aureus. A...

2012-02-03 11:42:18

Unpredictable, ever-changing and with potentially far-reaching effects on the fates of nations, infectious diseases are compelling actors in the drama of human history, note scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. In an essay marking 200 years of publication of the New England Journal of Medicine, NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and coauthor David M. Morens, M.D., trace key advances in understanding...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.