Until recently, researchers hadn’t given the immune system enough focus as a possible cancer treatment. A team at Imperial College is now looking for ways to improve on the initial successes of immunotherapy.
A recent study conducted by the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Group may provide a crucial step in reducing the amount of HIV in the semen of infected patients.
Last week the world rejoiced as the papers announced: ‘HIV is cured!’. Except of course it isn’t – or at least not yet. The hype is somewhat justified: for the first time, scientists have developed a new drug that could, in theory, completely clear the virus from a patient. HIV tends to ‘hide’ inactive cells […]
Neil Stoker reports on scientists at Aix-Marseille University finding a CRISPR-esque immune system in some giant viruses
Has an 18th century anatomist been vindicated by new research on how waste leaves the brain? Rachel David investigates.
Reza Rezaei Javan investigates syncytins – viral genes that are essential for our survival
Joanna Blackburn shines light on important but often forgotten organs of the human body