Genetics

Cancer-preventing protein finds its own way in our DNA

Geneticists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that tumour protein TP53 knows exactly where to bind to our DNA to prevent cancer. Once bound to this specific DNA sequence, the protein can activate the right genes to repair ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV vaccine candidate's mysteries unlocked 20 years later

About two decades after first devising a new kind of vaccine, Oregon Health & Science University researchers are unlocking why it stops and ultimately clears the monkey form of HIV, called SIV, in about half of nonhuman primates—and ...

HIV & AIDS

New sequencing study provides insight into HIV vaccine protection

In a new study, scientists led by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research identified a transcriptional signature in B cells associated with protection from SIV or HIV infection ...

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