Category Archives: Immunology

Stress and the Brain

Didn’t sleep well last night? Your immune system may be in overdrive today, starting or continuing a cascade of stressors that could spell ill for your body and brain. “If you didn’t sleep, if you had a tired night, your … Continue reading

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MIT Highlights Work of Dana Grantee J. Christopher Love

MIT highlights the work of Dana grantee J. Christopher Love, whose team developed technology that may help design and monitor HIV vaccines.
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From the Archives: Ralph Steinman

A 2007 profile of the now-deceased Dr. Ralph Steinman, recent Nobel Prize winner, describes his extraordinary research into dendritic cells.
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The uphill battle against HIV

An editorial this week in The Washington Post, “HIV/AIDS: The Incurable Epidemic,” cites disappointing results from two recent studies. A separate press release from Duke University cites a “major roadblock” in another HIV study. Simply put, the road to curing … Continue reading

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Flu may contribute to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Could the flu cause Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease? The answer may be yes, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and St. Jude’s Research Hospital. In particular, the scientists found that the H5N1 flu … Continue reading

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