quantitative PCR, immunology, microbiology
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.
The Origins of O
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
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.
Show Me Your Moves
Show Me Your Moves
Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015
Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.
Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator
Filippos Porichis: Immunoregulator
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Age: 33
Soluble Signal
Soluble Signal
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
An immune protein previously thought to mark inactive T cells has a free-floating form that correlates with HIV disease progression.
Defeating the Virus
Defeating the Virus
Wayne C. Koff | May 1, 2015
Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.
How a Popular Probiotic Works
How a Popular Probiotic Works
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2015
Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.