NIAID | GenomeWeb

NIAID

NIH researchers got tantalizingly close to long-term engraftment at levels that could provide a clinical benefit in gene therapy applications.

Make Your Own Vaccine

There are a number of efforts underway to develop DNA vaccines for diseases like Zika, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The agency has committed $11 million for the creation of a network of research centers that will use systems biology approaches to build predictive models for infectious diseases.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seeking proposals for research into the three-dimensional atomic structures of pathogen proteins.

The researchers will use a new humanized mouse model to obtain genetic information at different life stages of the parasite.

Researchers put together an almost 2-billion-base genome assembly for the deer tick, which can transmit pathogens causing Lyme disease and other conditions.

An autosomal dominant form of vibratory urticaria has been linked to a missense mutation in the ADGRE2 gene that appears to affect mast cell function and inflammation.

A National Institutes of Health team demonstrated EBOV RNA can be found in semen using strategies approved for finding the virus in blood.

The partners will develop a multiplexed nucleic acid-based assay to detect carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from whole blood samples.

Single-molecule sequencing of A. baumannii and Enterobacter species is uncovering the context and mechanics of antibacterial resistance.

Pages

In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.