Joost Snijder, who studies molecular machinery in viruses and microorganisms, will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientist Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today that Snij
Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, men were thought to be at a higher risk for the disease. Today, according to the World Health Organization, about half of the 35 million people living with HIV are women.
A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics, and blunt attacks by immun
Researchers have shown for the first time, in pregnant nonhuman primates, that Group B streptococcus bacteria employ a toxin to escape first-line immune defenses in the placenta and rapidly infect the amniotic cavity and developing fetus.