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MERS Help on the Horizon?

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

New research finds that a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome can prevent and treat the disease in mice, while an experimental vaccine moves into human testing.

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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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Driven to Extinction

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?

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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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Outsmarting HIV

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.

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