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Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.
Week in Review, May 20–24
Bob Grant | May 24, 2013
Journals plagiarizing journals; new immune cells combat diabetes; TB-killing vitamin C; analog cell computers; real time fish memory; ant-pitcher plant mutualism
Suited to a T
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2013
Sorting out T-cell functional and phenotypic heterogeneity depends on studying single cells.
Immune System Versus Cancer
Dan Cossins | Apr 10, 2013
Engineering the immune system to overcome tumor evasion strategies was a hot topic at this week’s AACR meeting, with researchers discussing several new approaches.
Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity
Kate Yandell | Feb 14, 2013
Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.
Messing with HIV
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2012
Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy.
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
A cytokine involved in suppressing the immune system may actually activate it to kill cancer cells.
Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines
Ruth Williams | Jan 4, 2012
An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2011
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.