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Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity

By | November 16, 2015

In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.


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Time-Lapse on the Cheap

By | February 1, 2015

A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.


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Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed

By | November 6, 2013

Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 

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Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity

By | February 14, 2013

Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.

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Blocking Flu Death

By | September 15, 2011

Researchers have identified the cellular regulators of cytokine storms in influenza, which cause serious illness and death.


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Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity

By | August 25, 2011

Modern immune systems harbor signs of interbreeding with ancient hominins.


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The First Plant Interactome

By | July 28, 2011

Protein interaction networks in Arabidopsis give clues to plant evolution and immunity.


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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.


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