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Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2020
The AIDS activist, also known as the Berlin patient, represented optimism that scientists could find a way to beat HIV.
Discovery of More Ponds on Mars Hints at Possibility of Life
Discovery of More Ponds on Mars Hints at Possibility of Life
Amanda Heidt | Sep 29, 2020
The three smaller water bodies join a previously discovered lake buried beneath ice at the red planet’s south pole.
Kids’ Severe COVID-19 Reaction Bears Unique Immune Signature
Kids’ Severe COVID-19 Reaction Bears Unique Immune Signature
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2020
The rare complication known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) differs from both Kawasaki disease and severe adult cases of COVID-19, a study finds.
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Max Kozlov | Sep 28, 2020
Fewer than 1 in 10 dialysis patients sampled had antibodies against the novel coronavirus as of July, indicating that the greater population is far from levels required to achieve herd immunity.
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Ian Le Guillou | Sep 28, 2020
These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
Abby Olena | Sep 28, 2020
The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  
Thwarting AAV-Neutralizing Antibodies Could Improve Gene Therapy
Thwarting AAV-Neutralizing Antibodies Could Improve Gene Therapy
Emma Yasinski | Sep 25, 2020
Adeno-associated viral vectors can deliver gene therapies, but AAV-neutralizing antibodies might prevent the medicines from working.
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Amanda Heidt | Sep 25, 2020
Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.
Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Sep 24, 2020
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches.