venom, immunology
Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs
Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.
Dengue’s Downfall?
Dengue’s Downfall?
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Body, Heal Thyself
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity
Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics
Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35
The Spleen Collectors
The Spleen Collectors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
The Human Touch
The Human Touch
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2015
Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 22, 2015
A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2015
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.