Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

immunology
Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Abby Olena | Sep 5, 2019
Antibiotics disrupt the immune response to the influenza vaccine in people who haven’t recently had exposure to the virus or immunization.
Immune “Webs” May Aid the Formation of Gallstones
Immune “Webs” May Aid the Formation of Gallstones
Emma Yasinski | Aug 22, 2019
Researchers find evidence of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), sticky clumps of DNA and protein extruded by neutrophils, holding gallstones together.
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
HIV-1 Genome Extracted from 1966 Tissue Sample
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Scientists spent five years reconstructing what is now the oldest HIV-1 genome yet recovered.
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2019
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 Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
New Mouse Model Predicts Two Clinical Trial Failures in Humans
Emma Yasinski | Aug 1, 2019
The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions.
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Placental Microbiome’s Existence Challenged
Abby Olena | Jul 31, 2019
The authors of a new study find no evidence for bacteria in the placenta, but others in the field question their interpretation of the data.
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
Emma Yasinski | Jul 25, 2019
Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.
Brain’s Fluid Drains via Lymphatic Vessels at the Base of the Skull
Brain’s Fluid Drains via Lymphatic Vessels at the Base of the Skull
Abby Olena | Jul 24, 2019
Detailed imaging of the rodent central nervous system reveals new information about the route cerebrospinal fluid takes to leave the brain.