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Immune Influence

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.

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Microbes Meet Cancer

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.

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Cancer Be Damned

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2016

Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.

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TS Picks: March 16, 2016

By Kerry Grens | March 16, 2016

Corrections give belated credit for immunotherapy; mosquitoes have been bugging us long before Zika; the bright side of irreproducibility 

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MYC Helps Cancer Hide

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 10, 2016

The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.

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Single Antibody Protects Macaques from Ebola

By Amanda B. Keener | February 25, 2016

The “just right” binding properties of a monoclonal antibody from an Ebolavirus survivor help it neutralize the virus.

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Week in Review: November 2–6

By Jef Akst | November 6, 2015

How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators

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Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2015

Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.

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Biotech Buys Autoimmune Firm for $7B

By Kerry Grens | July 16, 2015

Celgene has purchased Receptos, developer of an experimental multiple sclerosis drug.

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Viral Immunotherapy for Melanoma

By Kerry Grens | May 28, 2015

Phase 3 data from a clinical trial show a positive response to a melanoma treatment based on a modified herpesvirus.

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