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NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to explore and develop new adjuvants to enhance the effectiveness of existing and future vaccines.

“The goal of this research is to identify novel adjuvant candidates that safely and selectively boost vaccine-induced immune responses,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, NIAID director, said in a press release. “Such adjuvants could be used to improve current vaccines, extend the vaccine supply or enhance vaccine efficacy in people with immature or weakened immune systems, such as infants and the elderly.”

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NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to…

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