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HIV’s Stealth Revealed

By Ed Yong | November 21, 2013

HIV-1 evades the immune system with a protein shield, which can be lifted.


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Temperature-Dependent Immunity

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

Scientists show that mice housed at room temperature are less able to fight tumors.


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T cells and Transplantation

By Ruth Williams | November 13, 2013

Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.


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Time for T cells

By Ruth Williams | November 7, 2013

Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.

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Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed

By Ed Yong | November 6, 2013

Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 

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Frisky Fruit Flies

By Abby Olena | November 5, 2013

Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.

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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.


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About Face

By Abby Olena | October 25, 2013

Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.


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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.


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It’s in the Genes

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.


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