Vaccine research is a field that is constantly growing and changing, from new vaccines being created to different vaccination methods being developed. With diseases changing and new diseases emerging, researchers around the world work tirelessly to create treatments. Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received a grant of $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their work developing new vaccine platforms. (Image courtesy of John Keith via Wikimedia Commons)Read More
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Organ transplants are common surgeries that happen around the world. In the United States, more than 33,000 transplants occurred in 2016, with more than half of these being kidney transplants. Although the majority of people come out of transplant surgery with no problems, many develop serious infections caused by the common virus cytomegalovirus (CMV)when the immune system rejects the new kidney.Read More
Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer, with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma making up about 4% of all cancer cases in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Although treatment methods like chemotherapy and radiation therapy are able to treat the cancer, researchers still actively study this cancer to gain a better understanding of it to develop new targeted treatment methods.
Researchers from the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital have been studying new therapies for the cancer using T-cells, research that they will continue with the assistance of a new $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. (Image courtesy of TexasPathologistMSW ia Wikimedia Commons)Read More
Valley Fever affects nearly 10,000 people in the United States each year, predominately in the Southwestern states of Arizona and California. This infection, caused by the fungus Coccidioide, affects different people in different ways: some get very ill while others are only mildly affected. However people are affected, there is no vaccine to cure the infection. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson recently received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to develop a vaccine for Valley Fever.Read More
According to an article for UAB News, 40% of individuals infected with HIV are not currently receiving antiretroviral therapy, which means their disease is not suppressed. The University of Alabama, Birmingham’s Center for AIDS Research recently partnered with state and local agencies in signing the Paris Declaration to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2030. Birmingham is the 13th U.S. city to commit to achieving the Declaration’s goals.Read More
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The National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded University of California, Irvine $9.6 million to study the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. This research funding establishes UCI as one of the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR).Read More
For the sixth year in a row, UC San Francisco was the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Overall, UCSF researchers were awarded $577.6 million in NIH grants and contracts in 2016. This was a 3 percent increase over 2015, which is consistent with UCSF’s average annual increase over the past five years.
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Thus far in 2017, the University of California Los Angeles has received over $6.8 million in funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This funding has been awarded through multiple grants intended to support cardiovascular research.Read More
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Q fever, an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii, is common among livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through the inhalation of barnyard dust that is contaminated with animal excretion containing the bacteria. Along with passing from livestock to humans, Q fever has been aerosolized in the past and used for biological warfare.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched a new network of institutions - called the Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG) - which will study common conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and autism to see how genetics and DNA contribute to the risk of these diseases. The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is one of four institutions involved in this network and will be receiving $60 million over the next four years to study genomics and common diseases.Read More
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