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U.S. News

Pennsylvania: Local Alumnus Wins $5 Million Grant to Develop HIV Vaccine

December 21, 2012

Penn State Hazelton alumnus Dr. Gary R. Matyas has won the 2012 Avant-Garde Award for Medications Development, a $5 million award, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The award will fund his research to develop a vaccine against HIV that also prevents heroin addiction . Matyas works with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., where research has already produced the anti-heroin component of the vaccine called haptens. The anti-heroin haptens is now ready for a more advanced, pre-clinical testing phase. Through the award, Matyas will receive $1 million per year for the next five years in support of this next phase of research and development. According to Matyas, "there is a strong correlation between heroin abuse and HIV infection, especially in developing countries." He goes on to note that work to create a combination heroin/HIV vaccine provides a unique opportunity to treat heroin abuse as well as to develop an effective preventive HIV vaccine.

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Adapted from:
citizensvoice.com
12.21.2012


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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