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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By Mirco Junker | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By Amanda B. Keener | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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Zika Vaccine Ready for Human Trials

By Catherine Offord | June 21, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a clinical trial to test the vaccine on healthy adults.

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Contributors

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Enhancing Vaccine Development

By Wudan Yan | June 1, 2016

Using proteomics methods to inform antigen selection

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The Rabies Vaccine Backstory

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

Louis Pasteur’s trepidation at injecting a child with the first rabies vaccine might have reflected his private knowledge of its lack of prior animal testing.

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Member, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Age: 43

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