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Ebola’s Immune Escape

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 3, 2015

The virus can persist in several tissues where the immune system is less active. Researchers are working to better understand this phenomenon and how it can stall the clearing of Ebola in survivors.

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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.

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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.

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B Cells Can Drive Inflammation in MS

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 21, 2015

Researchers identify a subset of proinflammatory cytokine-producing B cells that may spark multiple sclerosis-related inflammation.  

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Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2015

Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.

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Gene-Edited Pets

By Karen Zusi | October 2, 2015

Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.

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Biotech Stocks Take a Hit

By Kerry Grens | September 30, 2015

Some say the biotech bubble has burst over concerns that drug prices are too high—and may soon be regulated.

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Treating Toxoplasmosis

By Jef Akst | September 25, 2015

While one company hikes the price of an old drug to treat the parasitic infection, academic researchers report that an approved blood pressure medication could be just what the doctor ordered.

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