diabetes, immunology, cell & molecular biology
Vaccines
Robin A. Weiss and Peter Hale | Jun 1, 2011
Looking back, looking ahead
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?
Recognizing the Human Potential
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 1, 2011
It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.
Shooting Down Addiction
Thomas Kosten | Jun 1, 2011
A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.
A Shot in the Arm
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 1, 2011
Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.
An Insoluble Problem?
Robert Michael Stroud | May 26, 2011
The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.
Making the Gradient
Karen Hopkin | May 26, 2011
Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do.
Andrew Carter: Dynein Trailblazer
Hannah Waters | May 26, 2011
Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council. Age: 36
Compact Model T
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
How zebrafish regrow limbs
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes.