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Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
By combining experimental data with computer models, researchers were able to predict a pathogen’s evolution toward more virulence.
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.
Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.
Waning Protection from Vaccination Explains Rise in Mumps Cases
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs
Richa Malhotra | Jan 18, 2017
Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog’s stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2016
The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the
Cas9 widely used in genome editing.
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
Kerry Grens | Dec 22, 2016
A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.