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Studying Ebola Survivors

By Amanda B. Keener | April 6, 2015

A scientist jumps at the chance to study the blood of four Ebola survivors to better understand how the immune system responds to the deadly virus. 

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Cancer Immunotherapist

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.

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By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Manipulative Microbiomes

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.


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Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41


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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?


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Short, Strong Signals

By Ruth Williams | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.


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T Cells of the Skin

By Ruth Williams | March 18, 2015

A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.


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Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk

By Jenny Rood | March 6, 2015

Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.


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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.


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