Bacterial signals in sarcoidosis
Nov. 6, 2012—Study adds evidence for infectious agents’ role in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to respiratory failure and death.
Protein’s length, flexibility key to infection
Oct. 31, 2012—The structural architecture of the reovirus attachment protein is required for efficient reovirus infection of host cells.
Host proteins can control HIV infection
Oct. 5, 2012—The protein APOBEC3G contributes to spontaneous control of HIV-1 in vivo and may provide therapeutic benefits.
Cell entry ports for cold virus
Sep. 25, 2012—The respiratory virus HMPV uses its fusion (F) protein – which interacts with cellular receptors called integrins – to bind to and enter target cells.
Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs
Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.
Long antibodies better against HIV
Jul. 19, 2012—Understanding how antibodies with long “loops” form may be important for HIV vaccine development.
Spelling out HIV risk in urban China
Jun. 27, 2012—Research reveals clues to HIV risk in Chinese men who have sex with other men.
Making order out of ordinal data
Jun. 12, 2012—A new statistical tool developed by Vanderbilt biostatisticians will help medical researchers make sense of a commonly encountered – but hard-to-analyze – type of data.
Dengue antibodies give vaccine leads
Apr. 27, 2012—New information may help speed development of a vaccine or treatment for dengue fever.
On the tail of RSV infection mechanism
Feb. 15, 2012—New details about the life cycle of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could aid the development of therapies to combat this leading cause of serious illness in infants and the elderly.
Diversity key in antibody repertoire
Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.
Protein combos keep cells straight
Mar. 18, 2011—Researchers define the protein interactions that establish our organs' lining.