quantitative PCR, immunology, cell & molecular biology
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2015
An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.
Neutralizing HIV
Neutralizing HIV
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
Engineered immunogens based on conserved patches of the virus’s envelope protein point to new strategies for vaccine design.
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Brain Drain
Brain Drain
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2015
The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.
New Immunity
New Immunity
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
Outsmarting HIV
Outsmarting HIV
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.
Llamas as Lab Rats
Llamas as Lab Rats
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.
Looking for Latent HIV
Looking for Latent HIV
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.