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Immune System Maintains Brain Health

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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Immunity in the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.

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Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 27, 2016

Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.

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Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2016

Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

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Week in Review: October 17–21

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2016

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds

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Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis

By Ruth Williams | October 19, 2016

Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.

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Who Is Immune to Zika?

By Amanda B. Keener | October 11, 2016

Researchers tap into ongoing dengue studies to improve antibody-based diagnostic tests for Zika and address unanswered questions about the emerging virus’s epidemiology.

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Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts

By Bob Grant | October 7, 2016

Researchers suggest that some nonhuman primates can anticipate the actions of other animals.

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Study: Enriched Housing Changes Murine T Cells

By Jef Akst | October 3, 2016

Mice that live in a more-stimulating environment for two weeks appear to develop a more-inflammatory immune state that might help protect the animals against infection. 

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Saving Jon

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Meet the researcher/entrepreneur who started a nonprofit that seeks to solve the science behind a rare disease that threatens the life of her younger brother.

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