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Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 1, 2016

Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.

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Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By Amanda B. Keener | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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Contributors

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Enhancing Vaccine Development

By Wudan Yan | June 1, 2016

Using proteomics methods to inform antigen selection

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Member, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Age: 43

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Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

By Lawrence Steinman | June 1, 2016

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

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Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 25, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows. 

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