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Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
The Lancet
Experimental chikungunya vaccine induces robust antibody response
An experimental vaccine to prevent the mosquito-borne viral illness chikungunya elicited neutralizing antibodies in all 25 adult volunteers who participated in a recent early-stage clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The results are reported in the current issue of the Lancet.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
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NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Cell
Scientists use lasers to control mouse brain switchboard
Using mice and flashes of light, scientists show that just a few nerve cells in the brain may control the switch between internal thoughts and external distractions. The study may be a breakthrough in understanding how a critical part of the brain, called the thalamic reticular nucleus, influences consciousness.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medicine, National Science Foundation, Mathematical Biosciences Institute

Contact: Christopher G. Thomas
thomaschr@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Ebola outbreak highlights global disparities in health-care resources
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa this year poses a serious, ongoing threat to that region: the spread to capital cities and Nigeria -- Africa's most populous nation -- presents new challenges for healthcare professionals. The situation has garnered significant attention and fear around the world, but proven public health measures and sharpened clinical vigilance will contain the epidemic and thwart a global spread.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
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NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
NIH announces winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition
Four winning teams were announced in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Jessica Meade
nibibpress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3500
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Nature
NIH-led scientists boost potential of passive immunization against HIV
Scientists are pursuing injections or intravenous infusions of broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bNAbs) as a strategy for preventing HIV infection. This technique, called passive immunization, has been shown to protect monkeys from a monkey form of HIV called simian human immunodeficiency virus, or SHIV. To make passive immunization a widely feasible HIV prevention option for people, scientists want to modify bNAbs such that a modest amount of them is needed only once every few months.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura S. Leifman
laura.sivitz@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue
Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain and that can be kept alive in the lab for more than two months. The tissue could provide a superior model for studying normal brain function as well as injury and disease, and could assist in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunction.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Margot Kern
nibibpress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3500
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Public Release: 6-Aug-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
NIH and Italian scientists develop nasal test for human prion disease
A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes of Health scientists and their Italian colleagues.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
kpekoc@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 5-Aug-2014
PLOS Medicine
Year-round preventive treatment reduces malaria risk in young children
A year-round preventive drug treatment substantially reduces young children's risk of contracting malaria and poses no serious risk of adverse events, according to a study by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.The findings demonstrate that prolonged treatment given from six to 24 months of age is safe and effective for young children, according to the study authors.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Robert Bock or Meredith Daly
dalym@mail.nih.gov
301-496-5133
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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