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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... ... It is vital for any lab to secure funding, and the best ... Beckman Coulter has designed Kaluza, templates with advanced analytical tools to streamline analysis and ... a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) fashion. , With features designed to simplify life in ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Sculptra can be used in several ways to restore a more youthful appearance to ... doctors , now offer Sculptra, along with a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... A quote from Dr. Edward ... comments on social media that offer a rare glimpse into the mind of those ... and New York Times bestselling author, has described people with ADHD as having “Ferrari ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Levels of a protein in the blood associated ... appearing online in the journal Radiology. , Heart disease and brain disease exact a ... the rapidly aging population. Damage to both organs often occurs at a subclinical stage, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... ... They are musicians and librarians, fashion designers and fitness instructors, actors, athletes and ... around the nation. What do they have in common? All have been affected by ... new photographic exhibit debuting Friday, December 9 at Logan International Airport in Boston. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... DIEGO , Dec. 6, 2016  Arcturus ... RNA medicines company, announced today that it entered ... develop RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of NASH ... wholly-owned therapeutic delivery platform LUNAR™ and UNA Oligomer ... "Given Takeda,s long-standing commitment to and expertise ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  Regulus Therapeutics Inc. ... leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines ... candidates at its R&D day, held in ... RGLS5040, is an anti-miR targeting microRNA-27 (miR-27) for ... RGLS4326, is an anti-miR targeting microRNA-17 (miR-17) for ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... new study released today by the Alliance for Integrity ... Pricing Program will continue to expand at an unprecedented rate ... $23 billion in total purchases at the 340B price. This ... B drug reimbursement purchases over the next five years.      ... data on total drug purchases through 340B from 2005 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: