HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Large tularemia vaccine contracts among new NIAID biodefense awards

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has recently made several dozen awards to further strengthen the nation's biodefense and emerging disease research capabilities. The new awards include grants totaling approximately $87 million for the construction of four biosafety level-3 (BSL-3) laboratories as well as two five-year contracts totaling approximately $60 million to support the development of a vaccine against tularemia, a potential agent of bioterror.

"Devising medical countermeasures against biological threats, whether they arise naturally or are the result of deliberate human action, is a top priority for NIAID," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "These new awards support research needed to better understand and defend against disease-causing microbes and provide funds to construct facilities where such research can be performed safely."

Regional Biocontainment Laboratories

The four new labs will join nine other NIAID-funded BSL-3 labs in the Institute's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) program. In 2002, a panel of experts convened to provide guidance to NIAID on its biodefense agenda cited insufficient BSL-3 and BSL-4 space as a major barrier to research progress. As part of its response, NIAID established the RBL program to fund the design, construction and commissioning of state-of-the-art BSL-3 labs at sites spanning the country. The institutions receiving the new awards and the principal investigators are as follows:

  • Charles Bailey, Ph.D., George Mason University, Manassas, VA
  • Sawkat Anwer, D.M.V.H., Ph.D., Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Nancy Martin, Ph.D., University of Louisville, KY
  • James Gaines, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

More information about NIAID's biocontainment facility construction program and a map of the previously awarded sites is at <
'"/>

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
aoplinger@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
3-Oct-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
2. Large subset of learning disabled children can be quickly identified by new diagnostic device
3. Large collaborative effort provides first publicly available genetic data for Parkinsons research
4. Largest review of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome to date
5. Large-scale cross-platform study of research microarrays uncovers high concordance across platforms
6. Large NCI grant will test the effect of Tibetan yoga on women with breast cancer
7. Large prospective study examines colon cancer risk in women
8. Large study shows low-fat diet has little effect on reducing risk of breast cancer
9. Largest study of in-hospital cardiac arrest suggests how to improve outcomes for children and adults
10. Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers
11. Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school

Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/30/2015)... Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... past May. On May 13th, she hosted a CPR Course for members of ... place where members can get updated on the latest CPR recommendations for Healthcare Providers. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... imaging. The company provides high quality record management services for patient records. Medical ... is normally required by physicians and clinics. , With the increase in ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... call and communications software, Notify™, for the senior care sector. As an innovator ... helping senior housing facilities to become more efficient and offer residents better care. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... Harbor Village ... affordable addiction care in Florida on June 12th. Holly Vasquez-Cortella was recently ... - a website dedicated to reporting on trending addiction news and treatment innovations. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Nuretix Research, creators ... Knockout Zone Miami (KO Zone), a state-of-the-art training facility owned by ... Diego de Vera. The partnership will provide KO Zone clients and athletes with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. Susan Goldfarb of Advanced Periodontics & Implant Care! 2Health News:NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. Susan Goldfarb of Advanced Periodontics & Implant Care! 3Health News:Micro Com Systems Ltd Now Specializes in Medical Imaging 2Health News:Eldermark Leap-Frogs other Nurse Call and Communication Systems with Notify 2Health News:Eldermark Leap-Frogs other Nurse Call and Communication Systems with Notify 3Health News:Harbor Village Detox’s Clinical Director Is Quoted as an Addiction Expert by The Fix 2Health News:Harbor Village Detox’s Clinical Director Is Quoted as an Addiction Expert by The Fix 3Health News:Top Sports Nutrition Brand, Liporidex, Announces Partnership With Leading Boxing, CrossFit and MMA Gym, Knockout Zone of Miami 2Health News:Top Sports Nutrition Brand, Liporidex, Announces Partnership With Leading Boxing, CrossFit and MMA Gym, Knockout Zone of Miami 3
(Date:6/30/2015)... LONDON , June 30, 2015 ... Street issued a survey to Rosacea sufferers as part of ... what treatments Rosacea sufferers found effective for their Rosacea. The ... age, and comprised 47% men and 53% women. ... of survey participants did not consider or attempt to visit ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015 First Choice Wellness Care ... Astanza Duality and is the only clinic in the ... tattoo removal treatments. The practice has recently expanded their ... brand to showcase their focus in the procedure. They ... results, faster ink clearance, and superior service. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015  Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today ... showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA ® was ... of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with traumatic ... distressing condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable outbursts ... diseases or brain injury. PRISM II is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:84% of Rosacea Sufferers Say NHS Treatments Were "Ineffective" New Survey Reveals 284% of Rosacea Sufferers Say NHS Treatments Were "Ineffective" New Survey Reveals 3First Choice Wellness Care Becomes Tallahassee Leader In Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality 2First Choice Wellness Care Becomes Tallahassee Leader In Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 4Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 5Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 6Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-line Results from Stroke and TBI Cohorts of PRISM II Study 7
Cached News: