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Mysterious Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish

By | July 6, 2016

When heated experimentally, the secretory organ releases oil through pores on the animal’s head, producing a slick coating thought to reduce drag in swimming fish. 

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Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation

By , , and | 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 , , and | 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 | 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 | June 21, 2016

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

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Fish Out of Water

By | June 7, 2016

A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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Contributors

By | 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 | 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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