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Soluble Signal

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

An immune protein previously thought to mark inactive T cells has a free-floating form that correlates with HIV disease progression.

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Defeating the Virus

By Wayne C. Koff | May 1, 2015

Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.

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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation

By Jef Akst | April 17, 2015

A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.

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Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated

By Bob Grant | April 13, 2015

A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.

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2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.

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A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?

By Ruth Williams | April 9, 2015

Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.

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Studying Ebola Survivors

By Amanda B. Keener | April 6, 2015

A scientist jumps at the chance to study the blood of four Ebola survivors to better understand how the immune system responds to the deadly virus. 

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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Cancer Immunotherapist

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.

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