mice, neuroscience, immunology
The Anatomy of a High
The Anatomy of a High
Thomas Kosten | Jun 3, 2011
When someone snorts or smokes cocaine, which is composed of small crystalline alkaloid molecules, the drug enters the bloodstream and from there eventually crosses into the heart, brain, and other organs. 
Part Human, Part HIV
Part Human, Part HIV
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 3, 2011
Like other enveloped viruses, HIV exits its host cell enshrouded in the cell’s membrane, which contains membrane molecules such as the human leukocyte antigens (HLA). 
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.
Monkey mind control
Jessica P. Johnson | May 27, 2011
Even while remaining motionless, macaques are able to increase the activity of a particular brain region, improving their concentration and search abilities.
Compact Model T
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Hangover Headache
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in neuroscience