NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH/National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) is part of the National Institute of Health, funded through theUSA Department of Health and Human Services, a cabinet level agency. NIAID has been in existence for over 50 years and its primary role is to conduct, support and find effective treatments for infectioius, immunological and allergic diseases. Some of its efforts are conducted in-house, but a significant amount of research funds are awarded to scientists, labs and universities to accomplish NIAID goals. NIAID credits itself with developing new vaccines, new therapies and new diagnostic tests which have aided millions of people.

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Genomes of parasitic flatworms decoded

Two international research teams have determined the complete genetic sequences of two species of parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, a debilitating condition also known as snail fever. Schistosoma mansoni and ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Dynasty: Influenza virus in 1918 and today

The influenza virus that wreaked worldwide havoc in 1918-1919 founded a viral dynasty that persists to this day, according to scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Medical research
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