Navigation Links
NIAID scientists to speak on range of infectious disease topics at major scientific meeting
Date:10/22/2008

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., will speak during the opening session of ICAAC/IDSA 2008, a joint meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, in Washington, DC. His keynote lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, is titled Global Health and Infectious Diseases: A Look to the Future. Dr. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Among many global health challenges, infectious diseases remain among the most problematic, accounting for about one quarter of all deaths globally, and nearly two-thirds of deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Fauci will discuss progress--and remaining challenges--in the fight against major infectious causes of death and disability such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and drug-resistant microbes. He also will discuss how conceptual and technological progress in fields such as genomics and nanotechnology has invigorated infectious disease research. These advances also are contributing to exciting studies on the ecology of human disease, including the Human Microbiome Project, which is exploring how the billions of bacteria that inhabit our bodies contribute to health and illness.

Other NIAID scientists are scheduled to present findings during the four-day meeting as well. The range of topics covered reflects the broad scope of NIAID's research efforts aimed at better understanding, treating and preventing infectious and immune-mediated diseases.

  • Noroviruses, the highly contagious viruses that cause the episodes of acute gastroenteritis also known as winter vomiting disease (Kim Green, Ph.D.)
  • The role of gut-dwelling commensal bacteria in producing the symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines (Warren Strober, M.D.)
  • Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis (Michael Otto, Ph.D.) and Staphylococcus aureus (Frank DeLeo, Ph.D.)
  • Finding ways to treat primary immunodeficiencies, inherited conditions in which immune function is impaired (Steve Holland, M.D.)
  • Containing Ebola virus, for which there is currently no vaccine or specific treatment (Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D.)


'/>"/>

Contact: NIAID Office of Communications
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. NIAID funds studies of how SARS and bird flu evade antiviral responses
2. NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures
3. AVAC comments on NIAID decision not to move forward with PAVE 100 Trial
4. NIAID announces grants to stimulate food allergy research
5. British scientists go cloud-hopping in the Pacific to improve climate predictions
6. Scientists map soils on an extinct American volcano
7. Scientists call for protected swimways for the endangered leatherback sea turtle
8. Scientists from Granada find a potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity
9. Scientists discover bacteria that can cause bone infections
10. Scientists propose the creation of a new type of seed bank
11. EMBO honors 59 leading life scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2016)... BANGALORE, India and LONDON ... Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a ... ), and Onegini today announced a partnership to ... banking solutions.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ... banks to provide their customers enhanced security to ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... , April 15, 2016 ... the,  "Global Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ,The global gait biometrics ... of 13.98% during the period 2016-2020. ... angles, which can be used to compute factors ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... March 31, 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed ... Barrett Bready , M.D., who returned to the ... original technical leadership team, including Chief Technology Officer, ... Development, Steve Nurnberg and Vice President of Software and ... company. Dr. Bready served as CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... Thailand (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... participation of a Thai delegation at BIO 2016 in San Francisco. Located at ... sector will be available to answer questions and discuss the Thai biotechnology and ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice recently became double board-certified in surgery and surgery of the ... 2015. Dr. Fitzmaurice is no stranger to going above and beyond in his ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Scientists at the University of Athens ... for mesothelioma may be hampering the research that could lead to one good one. ... to read it now. , The team evaluated 98 mesothelioma patients ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Lady had been battling arthritis since the ... in her left knee. Lady’s owner Hannah sought the help of Dr Jeff Christiansen ... to repair her cruciate ligament and help with the pain of Lady’s arthritis. Dr ...
Breaking Biology Technology: