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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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Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 6, 2016

Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack Homo sapiens’s natural age limit.

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Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 4, 2016

A literature review finds little evidence that commercial brain-training games can improve everyday cognitive performance, citing methodological shortcomings.

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Early-Life Stress Affects Telomeres Later

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 3, 2016

An accumulation of stressful events in childhood is associated with shorter telomeres as a person ages, researchers report. 

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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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Church on the Late Show

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.

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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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