Genetic screen identifies genes that protect cells from Zika virus: Genes found to safeguard against infection as well as resuscitate infected cells

The Zika virus has affected over 60 million people, mostly in South America. It has potentially devastating consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children, many of whom are born with severe microcephaly and other

Early antiretroviral treatment may preserve key immune responses to HIV: Ragon Institute study findings could pave the way to vaccine development

Instituting combination antiretroviral (ART) treatment at the earliest stages of HIV infection may allow the generation of functional CD8 “killer” T cells and preservation of the CD4 helper T cells that are the virus’s primary

New digital filter approach aims to improve chemical measurements: Technology could help move novel drugs to clinical trials faster

Precise measurements are critical to the discovery, development and usage of medications. Major financial and scientific decisions within pharmaceutical companies are informed by the outcomes of chemical and biological analyses. Even slight measurement variations can

Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment: Two genes may make staph infections resistant to copper, a powerful antibacterial agent

A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that Staphyloccocus aureus can acquire