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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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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 3, 2016

Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 

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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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Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2016

Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

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