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B Cell Bosses

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2015

Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.


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Stubbornly Persistent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Thanks for the Memories

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2015

B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.

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Viral Virtuosos

By Christopher S. Sullivan | February 1, 2015

New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.  


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Crystal Structure, Murky Function

By Ruth Williams | January 29, 2015

Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.


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Interferon Discoverer Dies

By Kerry Grens | January 26, 2015

Jean Lindemann, the virologist who helped figure out that interferons were responsible for anti-viral responses, has passed away at age 90.


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Human Proteome Mapped Again

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 22, 2015

Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.


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Inflammation Overdrive

By Ruth Williams | January 15, 2015

Experimental vaccines that specifically boost T helper cells lead to immunopathology and death in mice.


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Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed

By Jef Akst | January 9, 2015

Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.


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Fat to the Rescue

By Jenny Rood | January 5, 2015

Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.


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