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Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE

By Andrea Anderson | June 1, 2017

In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.

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Infographic: A Body Without Food

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2017

Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.

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image: Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut

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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Genome Digest

By Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling Flea

Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling Flea

By The Scientist Staff | May 9, 2017

The recently updated genome sequence of the Daphnia pulex can shed more light on how it adapts to stress, environmental toxins, and warming temperatures.

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Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017

Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.

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Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.

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Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017

Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.

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Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 6, 2017

A common, seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response that leads to celiac disease in a mouse model, researchers show. 

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image: Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies

Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies

By Rachel Berkowitz | April 1, 2017

Using biocompatible polymers to carry cancer immune therapies directly to the tumor

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