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Cell News—How a rare class of antibodies neutralizes the HIV-1 virus

The Holy Grail in the search for an HIV-1 vaccine is the “broadly neutralizing antibody” or bNAb. The target for all immune antibodies attacking HIV-1 is the virus’s glycoprotein envelope (Env), which is a complicated  … Read more

Cell News—Seeing the leaves for the forest

Did you have a high school biology teacher who was keen on taxonomy and keying out tree species? If you discovered that the real forest and the keyed forest in your handbook didn’t always match,  … Read more

Improving Scientific Efficiency

Science progresses by asking questions and by challenging established concepts and proposing new ones. The key to the success and prosperity of any nation lies in the effective combination of three factors: technology, raw material,  … Read more

Cell News—Decoding noncoding RNA from virus to host

Next-generation sequencing is uncovering a vast array of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) that may form a whole new class of RNAs that affect transcription. The Yale laboratory of Joan Steitz, who is also a Howard Hughes  … Read more

Cell News—Structure of immune protein remnant that protects against pathogens

A vertebrate’s first line of defense against pathogens are antibodies. An antibody receptor, pIgR (polymeric immunoglobulin receptor) is conserved across vertebrates from fish to humans, and a piece of the receptor comes off and becomes  … Read more

Our People: Schekman Feted in Kansas City, Dermatologists Honor Misteli and Chuong, New Allen Institute Team, Poet Celebrates a Scientific Life

Schekman Going to Kansas City, Kansas City, Here He Comes This Thursday and Friday, March 24-25, Nobel laureate and former ASCB president Randy Schekman will be the featured speaker at the 100th Anniversary celebrations for  … Read more

Cell News—A septin dials down microtubule cargo delivery in neurons

You’ve probably seen animations of microtubule transport (MT) where a kinesin motor protein strolls along a microtubule, towing a massive cargo vesicle tethered above like a Macy’s Thanksgiving parade balloon. The N-terminal motor head domain  … Read more