NIAID News Releases http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/ NIAID News Releases en-us 1/30/2009 9:11:09 PM NIAID News Release: Statement of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci on the Death of Martin Delaney http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2009/Martin_Delaney_Redirect.htm 1/23/2009 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: NIAID Honors AIDS Activist Martin Delaney http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2009/mdelaney.htm Martin Delaney, the founder and longtime director of the HIV advocacy/education organization Project Inform, has been presented with the NIAID Director’s Special Recognition Award for his many contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. 1/19/2009 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: Of Mice and Peanuts: A New Mouse Model for Peanut Allergy http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2009/mouse_peanut_allergy.htm Chicago researchers report the development of a new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a human allergic reaction to peanuts. 1/12/2009 4:05:46 PM NIAID NIAID News Release: Bulletin: NIAID Invites Input on Research Initiative to Eradicate HIV http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/hiv_research_initiative.htm NIAID invites the scientific community to help shape a research initiative to further efforts to develop a cure for HIV infection. 12/12/2008 4:21:29 PM NIAID NIAID News Release: NIAID Media Availability: Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/LTNPs.htm Researchers are trying to better understand how the immune systems of a small minority of HIV-infected people known as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) contain the virus naturally. A new report shows that the ability to stockpile two molecular weapons makes the HIV-specific CD8+ T cells of LTNPs superior cellular killers. 12/4/2008 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: World AIDS Day Offers a Reflection on the Past, Hopeful Look to the Future http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/WAD08.htm On Dec.1, the global community commemorates the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day by remembering the millions of people lost to AIDS and renewing the commitment to fight the disease. 11/28/2008 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: Experimental TB Drug Explodes Bacteria from the Inside Out http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/exper_tb_drug.htm An international team of biochemists has discovered how an experimental drug unleashes its destructive force inside the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). 11/27/2008 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: Study of Ancient and Modern Plagues Finds Common Features http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/old_new_plagues.htm The Plague of Athens is one of 10 historically notable outbreaks described in an article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases by authors from NIAID. 11/21/2008 4:36:04 PM NIAID NIAID News Release: Landmark Study Defines Benefits of Early HIV Testing and Treatment for Infected Infants http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/cher08.htm Testing very young babies for HIV and giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with the virus dramatically prevents illness and death, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. 11/19/2008 12:00:00 AM NIAID NIAID News Release: NIAID Media Availability: Seizures Following Parasitic Infection Associated with Brain Swelling http://www3.niaid.nih.gov:80/news/newsreleases/2008/seizures_tapeworm.htm A new study by NIAID scientist Theodore E. Nash, M.D., and colleagues provides strong evidence associating seizures with areas of brain tissue swelling in people infected by a parasitic tapeworm. The swellings, called perilesional edemas, form around dead, calcified cysts that result when larvae of Taenia solium tapeworms lodge in the brain. 11/3/2008 12:00:00 AM NIAID