Edith Heard Unanimously Selected as Next Director General of EMBL

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At its 53rd meeting yesterday, EMBL Council selected Edith Heard as the organization’s fifth Director General. Heard’s mandate is scheduled to begin 1 January 2019.

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Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine

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The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.

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Should You Pee on Jellyfish Stings?

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Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth.

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Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Act Like Viruses, Helping Tumors Spread

Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Act Like Viruses, Helping Tumors Spread

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Researchers reveal how cancer cells force normal cells to act like viruses – allowing tumors to grow, resist treatment, and spread.

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Innate Reaction of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Severe Infections
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Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide, without signals from growth factors.

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CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer Drugs
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Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

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Piglets Might Unlock Keys to IVF in Humans
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During an attempt to improve how they grow stem cells, researchers discovered a method that uses a special liquid medium and improves the success of IVF in pigs.

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