Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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In lab tests, virus-like DNA structures coated with viral proteins provoke a strong immune response in human B cells.
June 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed vaccines — currently being tested in animal models — that are designed to train the body’s immune system to recognize the virus swiftly upon exposure and respond quickly to disable it.
May 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection.
April 22, 2020 • ~9 min
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Immunology research at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard has advanced an HIV vaccine into the clinic, and will diversify thanks to a major gift from Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon.
Sept. 19, 2019 • ~9 min
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