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Study provides insight into spatial repellents as method to reduce infection of vector-borne diseases, encourages additional research

by Jessica Sieff A new report from the World Health Organization says initial results from a five-year study into the efficacy of spatial repellents encourage further research into their potential impact to reduce infection of vector-borne diseases including malaria, Zika and dengue fever. According to researchers at the University of Notre Dame, data from a clinical trial… Read More »

Types of Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

There are more than 200 different forms of primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDDs). NIAID conducts research across all PIDDs as well as among the individual diseases that make up this broad category. The following are some of the individual PIDDs that NIAID is currently studying. Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a rare immune disorder first… Read More »

NEW SINGLE VACCINATION APPROACH TO KILLER DISEASES

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases. The researchers say a single vaccination – combining vaccines from the new class of vaccines they are developing – will overcome the limitations of current influenza and… Read More »