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Microscopy view of cancerous human cervix cells stained violet.
Why Some HPV Infections Carry More Cervical Cancer Risk
Where and how human papillomavirus integrates itself into the human genome steers the infection’s clinical outcomes, finds a large, multifaceted study.
Why Some HPV Infections Carry More Cervical Cancer Risk
Why Some HPV Infections Carry More Cervical Cancer Risk

Where and how human papillomavirus integrates itself into the human genome steers the infection’s clinical outcomes, finds a large, multifaceted study.

Where and how human papillomavirus integrates itself into the human genome steers the infection’s clinical outcomes, finds a large, multifaceted study.

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Book Excerpt from On the Trail of the Jackalope
Michael P. Branch | Feb 14, 2022 | 4 min read
In chapter 8, “Dr. Shope’s Warty Rabbits,” author Michael P. Branch describes the scientist who unearthed the viral cause of strange growths on wild rabbits.
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Training Immune Cells to Be Cancer Killers
Aparna Nathan | Nov 12, 2021 | 4 min read
A career-altering experience as a cancer patient motivated one researcher to design more potent immunotherapies.
Genetic and Spatial Heterogeneity in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Aug 20, 2020 | 1 min read
Joseph Powell will discuss how heterogeneous subpopulations of HPV+ head and neck cancer cells drive unique disease states, cell-cell interactions, and microenvironment dynamics, and have implications for cancer behavior, metastasis, and response to treatment.   
CRISPR Quashes Cancer in Mice
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 1, 2020 | 3 min read
Gene editing can knock out genes crucial to cervical tumor cells’ survival, researchers report.
Infographic: CRISPR’d Cancer
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Researchers use a new way to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 to tumors in mice, wiping out the cancer.
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2019 | 3 min read
The Johns Hopkins University researcher’s work helped solidify the link between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, leading to the approval of the HPV vaccine in 2006.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 15, 2018 | 2 min read
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017 | 2 min read
Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Jef Akst | Dec 22, 2016 | 2 min read
Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.
Paper Linking Vaccine to Behavioral Changes Removed
Bob Grant | Feb 16, 2016 | 2 min read
The editor in chief of Vaccine has “temporarily removed” a study, published on the journal’s website in January, which suggested the aluminum adjuvant in an HPV vaccine caused behavioral changes in mice.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014 | 2 min read
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Failed vaccine trial raises questions
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2011 | 2 min read
In contrast to yesterday’s news about the success of an HPV vaccine program in Australia, an Indian trial of the vaccine is stoking unfounded fear among the public and exposing some questionable ethical standards.
HPV vaccine shows promise
Jef Akst | Jun 22, 2011 | 1 min read
An HPV vaccination program in Australia appears to have resulted in a drop in cervical lesions among young women.
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