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Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.

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Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 1, 2016

In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.

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Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 1, 2016

Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.

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The Neanderthal in the Mirror

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.

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image: Fossilized Feces Reveal Silk Road Parasites

Fossilized Feces Reveal Silk Road Parasites

By Alison F. Takemura | July 25, 2016

Scientists have found the first evidence of these organisms on ancient “hygiene sticks.”

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Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By Amanda B. Keener | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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image: Underwater “City” Built by Microbes

Underwater “City” Built by Microbes

By Catherine Offord | June 7, 2016

Columns and pavement-like structures found in the Ionian Sea were built by bacteria.

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