NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH/National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) is part of the National Institute of Health, funded through theUSA Department of Health and Human Services, a cabinet level agency. NIAID has been in existence for over 50 years and its primary role is to conduct, support and find effective treatments for infectioius, immunological and allergic diseases. Some of its efforts are conducted in-house, but a significant amount of research funds are awarded to scientists, labs and universities to accomplish NIAID goals. NIAID credits itself with developing new vaccines, new therapies and new diagnostic tests which have aided millions of people.

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NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
United States of America
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HIV vaccine trial launches in South Africa

A clinical trial called HVTN 100 has been launched in South Africa to study an investigational HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune responses it generates in study participants. This experimental ...

Feb 18, 2015
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Skin microbes trigger specific immune responses

New research in mice shows that the immune system in the skin develops distinct responses to the various microbes that naturally colonize the skin, referred to as commensals. A team led by scientists at the National Institute ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Estrogen worsens allergic reactions in mice

Estradiol, a type of estrogen, enhances the levels and activity in mice of an enzyme that drives life-threatening allergic reactions, according to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

Dec 29, 2014
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Model explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex

A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection ...

Oct 30, 2014
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