senior director of Molecular and Genetic Toxicology, SRI Biosciences, and principal investigator for the NIAID
The study investigators will collect blood samples from the women at regular intervals throughout the trial, which began last month, and will eventually collect cord blood samples to determine the amount of maternal antibodies transferred to the fetus through the placenta, according to NIAID
has a long-standing interest in and commitment to global health and international research.
As part of this support, NIAID
will also act as sponsor of an additional investigationa l new drug (IND) application for VivaGel(TM) for prevention of genital herpes with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Greenberg of NIAID
and his colleagues put the microbe into lab mice.
, our offices have been deluged with calls from scientists who want to help," NIAID
Director Anthony S.
Researchers supported by NIAID
discovered why some influenza viruses are more deadly than others.
team has managed the NIAID
Virus BRC websites for the past five years, developing an integrated bioinformatics platform to facilitate development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics for pathogenic viruses with special emphasis on influenza.
In Fall 2003, the company was awarded a contract by the NIAID
in the United States to develop and produce an inactivated coronavirus vaccine against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) for use by the NIH in phase I/II clinical trials.
This initiative will support basic research to define the mechanisms of action by which the innate immune system recognizes and responds to the food and waterborne eukaryotes classified as NIAID
Category B priority protozoan pathogens ( Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Toxoplasma, and Microsporidia) (http://www2.
The AP published selected internal NIAID
emails, memos and reports (see links to these documents below).
Shaden Kamhawi, a medical entomologist also at NIAID
, says the new research "is great, because we really don't know the intricacies of what's going on [in leishmania] transmission.