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Llamas as Lab Rats

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.


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Looking for Latent HIV

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.


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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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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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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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By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Manipulative Microbiomes

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.


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