bumble bees, immunology
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
Outsmarting HIV
Outsmarting HIV
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.
Soluble Signal
Soluble Signal
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.
Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator
Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Age: 33
Looking for Latent HIV
Looking for Latent HIV
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.
Llamas as Lab Rats
Llamas as Lab Rats
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.
Defeating the Virus
Defeating the Virus
Wayne C. Koff | May 1, 2015
Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.
Studying Ebola Survivors
Studying Ebola Survivors
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 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.