Envelope glycoprotein GP120 is a glycoprotein exposed on the surface of the HIV envelope (ENV). The envelope glycoprotein trimer is essential for HIV entry into cells as it plays a … Continue Reading New breakthrough imaging shows HIV structure in unprecedented detail.
In recent years, Ebola outbreaks have increased in frequency, duration, and geographical spread, underscoring the need for pre- and post-exposure treatments. Antibodies targeting the Ebola virus surface glycoprotein, the viral structure … Continue Reading Previously unknown ebola-fighting antibodies identified in outbreak survivor’s blood.
B lymphocytes, also known as B cells, are the only cells to produce antibodies, which the immune system needs to fight off foreign intruders like pathogens in order to protect … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown protein in immune cells.
Over the past three decades DNA has emerged as an exceptional molecular building block for nanoconstruction due to its predictable conformation and programmable base-pairing interactions. DNA nanotechnology is the design … Continue Reading Low-cost DNA nanobot can detect many diseases, including HIV.
New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.
In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have safely used … Continue Reading Researchers safely use immune cells to treat multiple myeloma in human trials.
A new study from researchers at the IRCM sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough could eventually improve the way … Continue Reading Researchers identify mechanism to control enzyme crucial for boosting immunity.
Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new population of ‘memory’ immune cells, throwing light on what the body does when it sees a microbe for the … Continue Reading Researchers discover a new type of ‘memory’ immune cell.
Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to an opensource study in the Journal of Virology. … Continue Reading Using camel antibodies to protect humans from MERS, POC study successful.
Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges have demonstrated that the production of type E immunoglobulins (IgE)2 by B lymphocytes induces a loss in their mobility and the … Continue Reading Researchers map programmed cell death in immune cells to prevent allergy.
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in … Continue Reading Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors’ blood can provide new treatment.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Brigham Young University, La Jolla Institute and the University of Chicago have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of … Continue Reading Scientists identify trigger for crucial immune system cell.
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). During the past several years, … Continue Reading Researchers near development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease.