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Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

By Catherine Offord | August 18, 2017

A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.

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Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study

By Aggie Mika | August 9, 2017

A small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.

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The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 7, 2017

Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.

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Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice

By Shawna Williams | August 4, 2017

A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release.

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Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.

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Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?

By Shawna Williams | July 21, 2017

A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.

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Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.

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T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified

By Ashley Yeager | June 20, 2017

Overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it.

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Broccoli Extract Lowers Blood Sugar in Diabetics

By Diana Kwon | June 15, 2017

Concentrated sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, reduced blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients by 10 percent in a small trial.

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