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Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

By Karen Zusi | December 2, 2016

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.

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Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 29, 2016

Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.

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More than 40 New Papers on Epigenetics Published

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2016

The International Human Epigenome Consortium presents a series of studies on how epigenetics influences immunity, cell lineage determination, and differentiation.

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Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

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

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Nosing Around

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2016

Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.

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Viruses of the Human Body

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.

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Immune System Maintains Brain Health

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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Immunity in the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.

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California Institutes to Merge

By Jef Akst | October 25, 2016

The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.

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