autoimmune disease, immunology, culture, microbiology, genetics & genomics
Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked
Bob Grant | Sep 19, 2011
New molecular analyses yield clues to the success of a 2009 human HIV vaccine study.
Contagion: Science Fact?
Tia Ghose | Sep 16, 2011
Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Don’t Dope, Athletes
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.
Chinese Biosafety Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 14, 2011
A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.
Mouse Genomes Catalogued
Sabrina Richards | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 13, 2011
Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2011
Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.
Get Your Gut Sequenced
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2011
A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.