computational biology, immunology
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2015
A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Neutralizing HIV
Neutralizing HIV
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
Engineered immunogens based on conserved patches of the virus’s envelope protein point to new strategies for vaccine design.
Brain Drain
Brain Drain
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2015
The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.
New Immunity
New Immunity
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
The Living Set
The Living Set
Wim Hordijk | Jun 1, 2015
Mathematical and computational approaches are making strides in understanding how life might have emerged and organized itself from the basic chemistry of early Earth.
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