Science news

Mouse virus study may offer HIV insights

New knowledge about a mouse virus from the same family as human HIV may help researchers in their quest for new treatments for HIV/AIDS.
30 October 2014

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

The same specialised immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes.
23 October 2014

Myelin vital for learning new practical skills

Research showing how ‘accessory proteins’ carried by the HIV virus make a host cell disable its own anti-viral defences may lead to a completely new way to treat HIV/AIDS.
17 October 2014

Protein that protects against cell suicide during normal development could inspire new cancer target

A protein called Schnurri that protects some epithelial cells against cell suicide in fruit flies is also found in humans, with implications for diseases that are caused by a failure to eliminate defective cells.
09 October 2014

Researchers reveal lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years

Lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease.
09 October 2014