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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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Discrepancies in the populations’ immune systems suggest murine models of immunological disorders possess more limitations than scientists had appreciated.

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The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.

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Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.

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image: Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017

Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.

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image: Image of the Day: Placental Array

Image of the Day: Placental Array

By The Scientist Staff | April 26, 2017

Placentas from mice with genetically distinct immune systems, stained to highlight differences in three proteins, representing the nucleus (blue), blood vessels (red), and trophoblasts (green)

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The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.

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image: An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice

An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice

By Diana Kwon | April 21, 2017

Scientists predict rodents’ ages by assessing DNA methylation markers in various tissues.

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image: Image of the Day: Stop Signals

Image of the Day: Stop Signals

By The Scientist Staff | April 17, 2017

Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.

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image: Image of the Day: Tubular Origins

Image of the Day: Tubular Origins

By The Scientist Staff | March 23, 2017

Murine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.

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