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Toward a Virus-Free Polio Vaccine
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 19, 2017
Researchers are developing polio vaccines based on the viral capsid alone. When produced in recombinant systems, these could eliminate the need to propagate live poliovirus for vaccine production.
Trumping Science: Part III
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 12, 2017
Scientists criticize unconfirmed reports that President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, to investigate vaccine safety.
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Jef Akst | Dec 23, 2016
Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.
Ebola Vaccine Success
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 23, 2016
World Health Organization confirms further development of the first Ebola vaccine.
Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a
paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.
Keeping CRISPR in Check
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 14, 2016
In bacteriophage genomes, researchers find three anti-CRISPR proteins that naturally inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 in one bacterial species and can do the same in human cells.
Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue
Karen Zusi | Dec 2, 2016
The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.
Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Kerry Grens | Nov 29, 2016
A study of nearly 200,000 children finds no increased risk for autism among kids whose moms caught the flu or received a flu vaccine while pregnant.
Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 29, 2016
Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.
More than 40 New Papers on Epigenetics Published
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2016
The International Human Epigenome Consortium presents a series of studies on how epigenetics influences immunity, cell lineage determination, and differentiation.