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Immune Heat

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology


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Breast Implants Arrest Made

By | January 26, 2012

A producer of unapproved silicone breast implants is arrested by French authorities.


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Misconduct Called Out on YouTube

By | January 26, 2012

A 6-minute video posted on YouTube documents more than 60 alleged cases of image manipulation from 24 papers by a single researcher.


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Is India Polio Free?

By | January 12, 2012

This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.


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Wakefield Sues for Libel in Texas

By | January 9, 2012

The discredited physician, who falsely reported a link between autism and vaccines, has filed a new libel claim.


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Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines

By | January 4, 2012

An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.


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No Mo’ Slow Flow

By | January 1, 2012

Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry


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Resolving Chronic Pain

By | January 1, 2012

The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.


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Bat Luck

By | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.


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Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins

By | January 1, 2012

Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.


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