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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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Sperm From Ovaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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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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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.


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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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Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Age: 33


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