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Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2017

New monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.

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Anti-Flavivirus Antibodies Enhance Zika Infection in Mice

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 30, 2017

Researchers report evidence of antibody-dependent enhancement in a Zika-infected, immunocompromised mouse model.

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Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor

By Ashley Yeager | March 30, 2017

Researchers are searching for ways to prevent the coronavirus from attaching to DPP-4 receptors, blocking it from invading and replicating within host cells.

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Tetracycline Inventor Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 15, 2017

Lloyd Conover, a longtime chemist at Pfizer, pioneered the concept of chemically altering natural antibiotics to create new drugs.

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Prominent Epigeneticist Dies

By Bob Grant | March 8, 2017

The National Cancer Institute’s Amar Klar uncovered many of the intricacies of gene silencing and other heritable epigenetic alterations.

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“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies

By Jef Akst | March 6, 2017

Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.

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Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies

By The Scientist Staff | February 27, 2017

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.

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Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | February 23, 2017

Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.

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image: MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

By Jef Akst | February 14, 2017

The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.

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image: Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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