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Synthetic DNA–based MERS Vaccine Shows Promise

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 19, 2015

The experimental vaccine protects monkeys against the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome and elicits an immune response in camels.

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Ebola Vax Success

By Jef Akst | August 3, 2015

An experimental vaccine against Ebola virus disease may completely protect people against infection, according to a clinical study in Guinea.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Human Touch

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2015

Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?

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The Spleen Collectors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35

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EMA Green Lights Malaria Vax

By Jef Akst | July 27, 2015

The European Medicines Agency endorses the first-ever malaria vaccine for use in children 6 weeks to 17 months old.

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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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Week in Review: June 29–July 3

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2015

Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature

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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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