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Tumor Turnabout

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012

A cytokine involved in suppressing the immune system may actually activate it to kill cancer cells.

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Bubble Vision

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.

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SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities

By Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012

Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies

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Anti-inflammatory Factors Fight Bugs

By Megan Scudellari | April 25, 2012

A combination of antibiotics and the body’s own defensive metabolites clears bacterial infections faster than antibiotics alone.

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New Brain Stem Cell

By Cristina Luiggi | April 23, 2012

Progenitor cells discovered in the brain’s small blood vessels have the capacity to differentiate into neurons and other tissue types.

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Social Rank Affects Monkey Immunity

By Megan Scudellari | April 11, 2012

In rhesus macaques, an individual's drop in the social hierarchy leads to overactive immune genes and, possibly, poor health.

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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By Sabrina Richards | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

By Megan Scudellari | April 2, 2012

Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.

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Let Them Eat Dirt

By Megan Scudellari | March 22, 2012

Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.

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Can War Injuries Spawn Massacres?

By Bob Grant | March 21, 2012

Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.

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