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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By Jef Akst | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.


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H5N1 Vaccine Approved

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration OKs a vaccine against the virus that last year had the scientific community debating the regulation of deadly pathogen research.


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Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors

By Abby Olena | November 24, 2013

Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.


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Antifungal Permits Flu?

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2013

A common fungus-fighting drug increases the susceptibility of mice to influenza infections.


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Hypochlorite Treats Inflammation

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that the active ingredient in bleach can reduce inflammation by targeting an activator of NF-κB.


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Temperature-Dependent Immunity

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that mice housed at room temperature are less able to fight tumors.


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Nipah Protein Structure Revealed

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2013

The structure of a key protein of the deadly virus could serve as a stepping stone to antiviral therapy.


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T cells and Transplantation

By Ruth Williams | November 13, 2013

Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.


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Time for T cells

By Ruth Williams | November 7, 2013

Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.

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Gut Microbes May Impact Autoimmunity

By Abby Olena | November 6, 2013

Researchers show that the prevalence of one genus of bacteria correlates with the onset of rheumatoid arthritis.

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