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How HIV-infected cells use immune checkpoints to evade the human immune system

About 38 million people live with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) worldwide and hopes for a significant reduction of new transmissions have only partially materialized. In contrast to other infectious diseases that can be readily cured with short-term antimicrobial treatment, HIV-1 infection remains incurable and requires... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 27, 2023
It’s clear: the glass frog’s transparent belly has a special advantage

Imagine you are a small frog, only one or two centimeters long, sitting on a leaf high up in the canopy of Ecuador's tropical rainforest. This is one of the most biodiverse places in the world with thousands of species living around you, many of... click to read more

  • James B. Barnett | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 20, 2021
The caterpillars who see through their skin to better blend in

If you think life is hard, try being an insect. In a world where everything is out to eat or kill you, merely staying alive is a challenging task. Therefore, it's no surprise that insects have evolved several different ways to avoid being eaten by... click to read more

  • Amy Eacock | Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Max Planck for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 20, 2020