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Incomplete Immunity

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

By combining experimental data with computer models, researchers were able to predict a pathogen’s evolution toward more virulence.

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Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses

By Shawna Williams | April 9, 2018

The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.

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The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.

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A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.

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The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.

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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs

By Richa Malhotra | January 18, 2017

Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog’s stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.

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Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.

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More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9

By Kerry Grens | December 29, 2016

The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.

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New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered

By Kerry Grens | December 22, 2016

A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.

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