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

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Snake Secrets

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.

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Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.

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Pinpointing the Culprit

By Rachel Berkowitz | June 1, 2017

Identifying immune cell subsets with CyTOF

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Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE

By Andrea Anderson | June 1, 2017

In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.

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Infographic: A Body Without Food

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2017

Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.

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image: Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut

Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

A look at how gluten affects patients with celiac disease

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Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017

Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.

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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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