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Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2016
A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk.
Cross-Reactive Ebola Antibodies
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 21, 2016
Human monoclonal antibodies induced during Ebola infection are able to neutralize related viral species, scientists show.
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2016
A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.
Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 13, 2016
Scientists link an immune phenotype present at birth to the development of food allergies a year later.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show.
TS Picks: December 30, 2015
Kerry Grens | Dec 30, 2015
Overvaluing startups; undervaluing human research participants; curing aging?
Pregnancy May Explain Ebola Return
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015
Health officials suspect recently reported cases of the disease in Liberia might stem from a flare-up of the virus in a survivor who became pregnant.
When the Flu Vax Fails
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2015
The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study.
Ebola’s Effects on the Eye
Tracy Vence | Nov 30, 2015
A second doctor shows symptoms of ocular disease after recovering from Ebola infection.
Birth of the Skin Microbiome
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 17, 2015
The immune system tolerates the colonization of commensal bacteria on the skin with the aid of regulatory T cells during the first few weeks of life, a mouse study shows.