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Image of the Day: Telling Scans

By Aggie Mika | October 16, 2017

In children’s brain scans, scientists uncovered signs of multiple sclerosis before the kids showed any symptoms of the disease.

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Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

A look at how gluten affects patients with celiac disease

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The Celiac Surge

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.

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SP140, an epigenetic reader protein mutated in a number of autoimmune disorders, is essential for macrophage function and preventing intestinal inflammation, scientists show. 

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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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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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Infection-Autism Link Explained?

By Jef Akst | January 31, 2016

A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk. 

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B Cells Can Drive Inflammation in MS

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 21, 2015

Researchers identify a subset of proinflammatory cytokine-producing B cells that may spark multiple sclerosis-related inflammation.  

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Body, Heal Thyself

By Jason Liebowitz | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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