Research

Meningitis Research Projects

There are not any current research projects taking place in the United States.

  • Preventing meningitis in teenagers vaccinated against MenB as babies: is one booster dose enough?
    • Investigating whether a single dose of the MenB vaccine is enough to boost teenagers’ immunity gained from infant MenB vaccination
    • Category: Prevention
    • Organization: University of Oxford, UK
  • Are meningococci more abundant in the throats of teenagers with common wintertime viruses?
    • Are teenagers with wintertime viral infections such as influenza more likely to carry high numbers of meningococcal bacteria and therefore be more infectious?
    • Category: Prevention
    • Organization: University of Bristol, UK
  • Pioneering research that could eventually help stop loss of limbs from meningitis
    • Understanding meningococcus-induced blood clotting – working towards new therapeutics for purpura fulminans
    • Category: Diagosis & Treatment
    • Organization: Institut Necker, Paris, France
  • Using new genomic techniques to identify the causes of meningitis in UK children
    • Improving the speed, accuracy and cost of diagnosing meningitis in children in the UK by using new genomic techniques
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization: University of Oxford; Public Health England; St. Mary’s Hospital; University of London; University of Liverpool; UK
  • Improving survival in HIV-infected adults at risk of cryptococcal meningitis
    • Investigating the causes of severe illness and death in HIV-infected cryptococcal positive patients
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization: St. George’s University of London; UK, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Vaccinating expectant mothers against MenA
    • Protecting newborn infants from meningococcal A infection and meningitis
    • Category: Prevention
    • Organization: MRC Unit, Banjul, The Gambia, University of Cambridge, UK, LSHTM, London, UK, PHE, Manchester, UK, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Defining meningitis in UK children in the conjugate vaccine era
    • Determining the current causes of childhood meningitis
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization: University of Oxford, UK, St Mary’s Hospital, UK, St George’s Hospital, University of London, UK, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, UK
  • TB meningitis – Imperial College and Francis Crick Institute
    • Improving treatment outcomes in tuberculosis (TB) meningitis
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization: Imperial College London and Francis Crick Institute, London.
  • Meningococcal disease – Bristol
    • Creation of sample collection from “Be on the TEAM” study throat swabs for molecular (PCR) analysis of meningococcal carriage and carriage density
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization:University of Bristol.
  • Meningococcal disease London
    • Babies born Early Antibody Response to Men B vaccination
    • Category: Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Organization: St George’s, University of London

(1) Meningitis Research Foundation. Research Projects. https://www.meningitis.org/research-projects

(2) Meningitis Now. Current Research Projects.https://www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-explained/research/current-research-projects/

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