Month: December 2012

A key to a promising malaria vaccine

21 Dec 2012: A search for key interactions between the malaria parasite and human red blood cells has thrown up a promising vaccine candidate, explains Leyla Bustamante…

Getting to the guts of IBD

20 Dec 2012: Alan Walker discusses his recent work demonstrating the mechanism by which the transcription factor, T-bet, regulates immue responses in the gut. Alan and his colleagues found that the intestinal disease, ulcerative colitis can develop when mice lack this trancription factor, in the presence of Helicobacter typhlonius.

Getting to the root of transposable elements in mice

13 Dec 2012; Thomas Keane talks about his recent study developing a near complete catalogue of transposable element variation across 18 mouse strains.