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Encyclopedia > National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious and immune-mediated illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, illness from potential agents of bioterrorism, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for medical research. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an illness caused by an infectious pathogen that has a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of sexual contact, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, cyber sex, and anal sex. ... For the use of biological agents in warfare, see Biological warfare. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease that is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. ... Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


The NIAID-funded Influenza Genome Sequencing Project is a collaborative effort designed to increase the genome knowledge base of influenza and help researchers understand how flu viruses evolve, spread and cause disease. [1] The Influenza Genome Sequencing Project is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) which is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...


Organizational Structure

  • Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS)
  • Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT)
  • Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
  • Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
  • Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
  • Office of the Director (OD)
  • Vaccine Research Center (VRC)

The Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) is a division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases which is part of the National Institutes of Health. ... A Division of Intramural Research (or DIR) is a branch of any one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which funds research done on NIH campuses, the largest of which is located in Bethesda, Maryland. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/genomes/mscs/influenza.htm

External links

  • NIAID home page
  • Vaccine Research Center Information about NIH NIAID vaccine research clinical trials

 
 

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