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
    '/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

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:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday Season may ... Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates ... that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, and wearable ... market of 2.5 billion users with nearly 4.8 billion ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduces for the first time ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally transforming the ... at international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric ... to self process through border control via eGates and ... of airports, seaports, and land borders across the globe. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2
... out to be just as important as what they eat, according ... The study, led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found ... three to five and their levels of non-HDL or "bad" ... life. The paper appeared online in the Canadian Medical ...
... Vitamin D supplementation may help delay early onset of puberty ... presented Monday at The Endocrine Society,s 95th Annual Meeting in ... ages of 10 and 14. Boys undergo these changes later, ... is diagnosed in girls when sexual development begins before the ...
... declining worldwide and a major cause is a deadly fungus ... shows they can also die from this pathogen, contrary to ... spreads the disease. When researchers raised the frogs from ... strain of this pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis , also called ...
Cached Biology News:Poor eating behaviors may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems 2Vitamin D supplementation may delay precocious puberty in girls 2Bullfrogs may help spread deadly amphibian fungus, but also die from it 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Md. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... its new UV-1280 multipurpose UV-visible spectrophotometer. Offering wavelength ... high-quality instrument is ideal for applications in a ... life science. , The user-friendly UV-1280 enables intuitive ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm ... space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont ... RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and Brian Cohen ... the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Protocol Networks brings independent ... team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, Protocol Networks has recently ... that over the years, his company has attracted several ... of Plainfield, as well as others. With the success ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 zFlo Motion ... pleased to announce an exciting product from a new partner. ... analysis solutions over the past 15 years, with offerings in ... recently, their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu’s New Monitored Single-Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Offers Comprehensive Measurement Options in a Compact Body 2Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2
... 15, 2011 BioNeutral Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... science technology-based company, today announced that it has ... with Raymond Associates LLC, a Service Connected Certified ... Under the terms of the agreement, Raymond Associates ...
... DIEGO, March 14, 2011 OncoSec Medical, Inc. (OTC ... appointment of Mr. Punit Dhillon as president and chief ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/MM64943LOGO ) Mr. Dhillon ... the biotech industry. He was recently VP Finance & ...
... Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTC Bulletin Board: ACTC ... announced today that Gary Rabin, the company,s interim chairman ... BIO-Europe Spring 2011 Conference, March 14-16, at the Milano ... scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, at 10:15 a.m. CET, ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 2BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 3BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 4ACT Interim Chairman and CEO Gary Rabin to Present at BIO-Europe Spring 2011 Conference 2
... Art GLP facility with capabilities from ... fermentation. Coordinated process development from ... operation capable of simultaneous production runs ... Hosts include: Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, ...
Request Info...
Immunogen: VDAC3 Protein Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
... 75 x 25 ... recommended for immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded sections, ... one end, markings will ... procedures, precleaned, ...
Biology Products: