April 6, 2015|
A scientist jumps at the chance to study the blood of four Ebola survivors to better understand how the immune system responds to the deadly virus.
April 6, 2015|
March 18, 2015|
A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.
February 26, 2015|
A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.
February 25, 2015|
Researchers report an association between culture conditions and genetic changes in stem cells over time.
February 18, 2015|
A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.
February 4, 2015|
Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.
January 15, 2015|
Experimental vaccines that specifically boost T helper cells lead to immunopathology and death in mice.
January 1, 2015|
An analysis of 31 tissues finds that random mutations acquired during stem cell divisions correlate with lifetime cancer risk—more so than heritable mutations and environmental factors combined.
December 29, 2014|
Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research
December 25, 2014|
This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.