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NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk

By Amanda B. Keener | July 22, 2015

A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.

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Novel Hantavirus Infection Method

By Bob Grant | July 3, 2015

Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.

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Brrrr-ying the Results

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.

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Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes

By Jef Akst | June 30, 2015

A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.

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Sex Differences in Pain Pathway

By Amanda B. Keener | June 29, 2015

Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.

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Neutralizing HIV

By Kerry Grens | June 18, 2015

Engineered immunogens based on conserved patches of the virus’s envelope protein point to new strategies for vaccine design.

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Brain Drain

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2015

The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.

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New Immunity

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2015

A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.

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Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects

By Jef Akst | May 11, 2015

Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”

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Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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