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Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2016
The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2016
Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 22, 2016
A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2016
Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses
Ruth Williams | Aug 30, 2016
Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages.
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2016
Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.
More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 4, 2016
Researchers show three vaccines protect nonhuman primates from infection.
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.