patent, immunology
A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?
Bob Grant | Aug 8, 2011
Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Top 7 in Immunology
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 2, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Gene Patents Upheld
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2011
A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.
Patents Expire for Big Name Drugs
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2011
As seven of the world’s top selling drugs expire over the next year, prescription prices are set to drop while generics fill in.
Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP
Howard D. Grimes, Jane Payumo, and Keith Jones | Jul 20, 2011
To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.
WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 19, 2011
For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.
Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.
Putting Vaccines to the Test
Tia Ghose | Jul 10, 2011
Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.
A Scar Nobly Got
Michael Willrich | Jul 1, 2011
The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.