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News Releases and Statements For 2006


December 2006

Dec. 13, 2006Adult Male Circumcision Significantly Reduces Risk of Acquiring HIV: Trials in Kenya and Uganda Stopped Early
Dec. 13, 2006NIAID Media Availability: Molecular Structure Reveals How Botulinum Toxin Attaches to Nerve Cells, May Lead to New Therapeutics
Dec. 10, 2006NIAID Media Availability: Examining Genetic Variability of Malaria Parasite Offers Insight into Prevention, Drug Resistance and New Therapeutic Targets for Malaria
Dec. 7, 2006Infectious Disease Researchers Develop Basis for Experimental Melanoma Treatment
Dec. 5, 2006NIAID Media Availability: New “GreeneChip” Identifies Multiple Pathogens Rapidly and Accurately
Dec. 1, 2006Statement from the National Institutes of Health on World AIDS Day: NIH Announces First World AIDS Day Awards

November 2006

Nov. 29, 2006International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds that Risks of Death, AIDS and Other Major Diseases Increase on Episodic Antiretroviral Therapy
Nov. 29, 2006Q & A: NEJM Article on the SMART Study: CD4+ Count-Guided Episodic Antiretroviral Therapy
Nov. 13, 2006HHS News: Inexpensive Test Detects H5N1 Infections Quickly and Accurately
Nov. 7, 2006MRSA Toxin Acquitted: Study Clears Suspected Key to Severe Bacterial Illness

October 2006

Oct. 30, 2006Staph Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
Oct. 19, 2006NIAID Scientists Identify Human Protein that Helps Chickenpox and Shingles Virus Spread
Oct. 17, 2006Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus
Oct. 12, 2006New Tool Helps Identify Mysterious Viruses that Caused New York Respiratory Illnesses in 2004
Oct. 12, 2006Updates on Pandemic Flu Vaccine Trials to be Presented at 44th Annual IDSA Meeting
Oct. 11, 2006Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Oct. 10, 2006NIAID Announces New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Preventive HIV Vaccine Research
Oct. 5, 2006NIAID Announces Senior Management Appointments
Oct. 4, 2006Experimental Ragweed Therapy Offers Allergy Sufferers Longer Relief with Fewer Shots

September 2006

Sept. 27, 2006Mouse Study Reveals New Clues about Virulence of 1918 Influenza Virus
Sept. 26, 2006Clinical Trial Shows Islet Transplantation is a Promising Procedure for Certain Patients with Severe Type 1 Diabetes
Sept. 25, 2006NIAID Awards $4 Million to Develop Anti-Radiation Treatments
Sept. 25, 2006H9N2 Avian Flu Vaccine Paired with Adjuvant Provokes Strong Human Immune Response at Low Doses
Sept. 12, 2006Statement: Successful Public-Private Partnership Between NIAID and Sequella Yields Promising New TB Drug for Clinical Testing
Sept. 11, 2006Live H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Vaccines Show Protection in Animal Studies

August 2006

Aug. 27, 2006HHS News: Quick Diagnosis of Flu Strains Possible with New Microchip Test

July 2006

July 25, 2006Radiation-Killed Bacteria Vaccine Induces Broad Immune Response in Mice
July 12, 2006New NIAID Program Aims to Model Immune Responses and Key Infectious Diseases
July 6, 2006Prion Disease Infectivity Causes Heart Damage in Mouse Study

June 2006

June 29, 2006NIAID Announces Leadership for Newly Restructured HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
June 29, 2006Q & A: Leadership for the Newly Reorganized NIAID HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks
June 29, 2006Statement: NIAID Trials of Adult Male Circumcision to Continue
June 29, 2006Q & A: Adult Male Circumcision Trials in Kenya and Uganda
June 9, 2006Monkeys Vaccinated Against SIV Survive Longer After Infection
June 2, 2006AIDS Drugs Have Saved 3 Million Years of Life in the United States

May 2006

May 17, 2006NIAID Study Finds Higher Dose of Flu Vaccine Improves Immune Response in the Elderly
May 15, 2006HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 15, 2006
May 3, 2006NIH Dedicates the C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 2006

April 26, 2006NIAID Media Availability: Vaccine Given Post-Exposure Protects Monkeys Against Deadly Marburg Virus
April 25, 2006Statement of Kathleen Collins, M.Sc., Lee Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. on Africa Malaria Day, April 25, 2006 - NIAID, NIH
April 23, 2006Scientists Design Potent Anthrax Toxin Inhibitor
April 17, 2006Chemical Guidance of T Cells Leads to Immunologic Memory and Long-Term Immunity
April 13, 2006Researchers Discover New Disease-Causing Bacterium in Patients with Rare Immune Disorder
April 6, 2006Landmark Discovery of a Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Receptor Provides New Perspectives on Disease Associated with HIV/AIDS

March 2006

March 29, 2006H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Vaccine Induces Immune Responses in Healthy Adults
March 24, 2006NIAID Updates “Focus on TB” Web Feature
March 21, 2006Statement of Christine F. Sizemore, Ph.D., Barbara E. Laughon, Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. on World TB Day
March 21, 2006Defective Immune System Response to Smallpox Vaccine Detailed in New Study
March 15, 2006NIAID Media Availability: New Study Describes Key Protein from Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Flu Virus and How it Might Mutate
March 8, 2006National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 2006

Feb. 13, 2006Four New Members Named to NIAID Advisory Council
Feb. 6, 2006Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day
Feb. 1, 2006Scientists Discover Genetic Profile of an Often-Misdiagnosed Chronic Allergic Disease of Children

January 2006

Jan. 23, 2006Mice Studies Illustrate Potential of Chimp/Human Antibodies to Protect Against Smallpox
Jan. 18, 2006International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy Superior to Episodic Therapy
Jan. 18, 2006Q & A: A Large International HIV/AIDS Study Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy
Jan. 17, 2006Mutation that Protects Against HIV Infection May Raise Risk of West Nile Virus Illness
Jan. 17, 2006NIAID Media Availability: Understanding Influenza Infection
Jan. 4, 2006Structure of Viral Harpoon Protein Reveals How Viruses Enter Cells


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