The Cytokine Cycle
The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.
A trip through the transcriptome
Deep Tissue Treatment
A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
To Pee or Not to Pee
Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?
A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.
Adapting to Climate Change
Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.
What Price Kindness?
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.