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Can the immune system be induced to protect itself against HIV infection? Andrew McMichael gives his perspective in an interview, explaining the challenges faced in making a vaccine and why he remains optimistic about the potential of eliciting strong T cell responses for controlling the virus.
Robin Weiss, in an article to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reviews the complex interactions of the virus with the specialized surface molecules by which it gains entry into cells, and how this has led to drugs that block it.
Antibiotic resistance is both an ancient phenomenon and a worsening medical problem. Gerard Wright explains why, and what should be done about it.
The idea that vertebrates are composed of a ‘visceral’ and ‘somatic’ self, responding to internal and external stimuli, respectively, was first put forward in the 19th century. Now, molecular fingerprinting indicates a duality between the somatic and visceral nervous systems that appears to predate Bilataria.
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