vaccine design
Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor
Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor
Ashley Yeager | Mar 30, 2017
Researchers are searching for ways to prevent the coronavirus from attaching to DPP-4 receptors, blocking it from invading and replicating within host cells.
Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines
Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 27, 2017
A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
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.
More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials
More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 4, 2016
Researchers show three vaccines protect nonhuman primates from infection.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 4, 2016
A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 
Imperfect Poultry Vax
Imperfect Poultry Vax
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 27, 2015
Chickens immunized against Marek’s disease virus are apt to spread more-virulent versions of the pathogen, a study shows.
Studying Ebola Survivors
Studying Ebola Survivors
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 6, 2015
A scientist jumps at the chance to study the blood of four Ebola survivors to better understand how the immune system responds to the deadly virus. 
HIV Structural Studies Undermine Prior Work
HIV Structural Studies Undermine Prior Work
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2013
New research on the structure of the surface protein the virus uses to infiltrate human cells clashes with an earlier paper’s findings, causing some scientists to call for a retraction.
Synthetic Vaccine Is Safer, More Stable
Synthetic Vaccine Is Safer, More Stable
Dan Cossins | Mar 29, 2013
Scientists develop a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells that encase the disease-causing virus.