helminths, immunology
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 22, 2015
A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2015
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.
Brrrr-ying the Results
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
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.
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.