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Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor

By Ashley Yeager | March 30, 2017

Researchers are searching for ways to prevent the coronavirus from attaching to DPP-4 receptors, blocking it from invading and replicating within host cells.

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RNA Interference Between Kingdoms

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2017

Plants and fungi can use conserved RNA interference machinery to regulate each other’s gene expression—and scientists think they can make use of this phenomenon to create a new generation of pesticides.

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Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines

By Amanda B. Keener | January 27, 2017

A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus.

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Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2016

A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.

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Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

By Karen Zusi | December 2, 2016

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.

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Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Successful late-stage clinical trials could mark the maturation of a new drug development platform, but the path to commercialization is not without hurdles.

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Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 29, 2016

Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.

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More than 40 New Papers on Epigenetics Published

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2016

The International Human Epigenome Consortium presents a series of studies on how epigenetics influences immunity, cell lineage determination, and differentiation.

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Nosing Around

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2016

Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.

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