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Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Despite the treatment being given for only six weeks, the positive effects lasted for a year.
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly

Despite the treatment being given for only six weeks, the positive effects lasted for a year.

Despite the treatment being given for only six weeks, the positive effects lasted for a year.

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Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017
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.
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Ruth Williams | Apr 27, 2017
Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.
Mining the Outliers
Mining the Outliers
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Even when a clinical trial fails, some patients improve. What can researchers learn from these exceptional responders?
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 39
Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice
Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice
Kerry Grens | Aug 25, 2014
Fixing impaired pruning and autophagy signaling in neurons eases the symptoms of autism in a mouse model of the disorder.
Mutant Mice Live Longer
Mutant Mice Live Longer
Kerry Grens | Aug 29, 2013
Reducing the levels of mTOR in rodents extends their lifespan by about 20 percent, though not without consequences.
Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism
Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2013
Targeting a molecular pathway involved with learning and memory helps rats with a taste for booze wean themselves off of the sauce.