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All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front

By Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2015

A grab bag of advances is making Western blots faster, more sensitive, and more reliable.


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Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Age: 33


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Llamas as Lab Rats

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.


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Looking for Latent HIV

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.


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Show Me Your Moves

By Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015

Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.


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Soluble Signal

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

An immune protein previously thought to mark inactive T cells has a free-floating form that correlates with HIV disease progression.


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Defeating the Virus

By Wayne C. Koff | May 1, 2015

Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.


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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation

By Jef Akst | April 17, 2015

A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.

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image: CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing

CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing

By Kerry Grens | April 6, 2015

Researchers apply the genome-editing technology to alter histones at distant gene enhancers, controlling gene expression.


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