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Scientists Discover T Cells That Play Hide-And-Seek With HIV

Viruses like HIV can conceal themselves from the immune system, but a specialized type of killer T cell can seek out their hiding spots, a study shows.

Toxoplasma Parasites ‘Carbo-Load’ To Stay Dormant

The Toxoplasma parasite builds up a large stockpile of starch to help it establish a chronic infection, researchers say.

Body Kills Blood Cancers On A Daily Basis

Immune cells undergo 'spontaneous' changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if they were not destroyed by our immune system.

Caspase-2 May Be Important In Suppressing Lymphoma

Researchers have found that a specific gene plays an important role in suppressing lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer.

Study Reveals Two Types Of Langerhans Cells

Scientists have revealed that Langerhans cells consist of two cell types, a finding that may be important in the design of drugs against infections and cancer.

Researchers Initiate Two-Pronged Attack On Aggressive Blood Cancers

Researchers have successfully targeted a signaling pathway to kill blood cancer cells in adult and childhood leukemia.

Malaria Researcher Wins Mahathir Science Award

Professor Alan Cowman of the University of Melbourne has won the 2013 Mahathir Science Award in Tropical Research.

Crucial Pathway For fighting Gut Infection Discovered

An international team of researchers have found a crucial pathway for defending the human gut against infection.

‘Dark-Horse’ Molecule Is A Potential Anti-Cancer Target

Australian researchers have identified a molecule called interleukin-11 as a potential new target for anti-cancer therapies.

Scientists Tailor Make Anti-Cancer Agent

Scientists have tailor-made a new chemical compound that blocks a key cancer protein.