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Colorful 3D model of the cone-shaped HIV-1 capsid core on a black background.
HIV Engages in Mimicry to Enter the Nucleus
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Apr 16, 2024 | 5 min read
To enter the nucleus, the HIV-1 virus acts like a transport receptor, which presents new targets for antiviral therapies.
Grey cloud of smoke on a black background.
After the Smoke Clears: Scars on the Immune System 
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Apr 15, 2024 | 6 min read
Smoking leaves epigenetic marks on DNA long after cessation, with consequences for adaptive immunity.
Depiction of human DNA helix. 
An Epigenetic Strategy to Control Bad Cholesterol
Maggie Chen | Apr 12, 2024 | 3 min read
Modifying markers on DNA allows scientists to lower cholesterol levels in mice, even long-term.
A person’s hand reaching for wheat.
Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Apr 11, 2024 | 4 min read
Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.
Fluorescence microscopy imaging of astrocytes in culture, stained red
Friends and Foes: Astrocytes as Disease Targets
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 10, 2024 | 3 min read
A new platform for screening astrocyte reactivity helps researchers uncover potential therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative conditions.
Red and gray round cells floating on a red background. 
Low Intracellular Iron Levels May Keep Blood Stem Cells Young
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 8, 2024 | 3 min read
Removing excess iron from aging mouse blood-forming cells enhances their regenerative capacity.
Image of fibroblast cell with nuclei (yellow), mitochondria (red)<br >, and microfilaments (blue).
Complicated CAP Does It All
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 5, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers found that actin filaments can behave counter to decades-old actin dynamics dogma, changing how biologists think about cell movement.
Two drawn heads on a blue background with gears in their heads. A red spot on two gears is magnified over one head.
Biological Sex Influences Brain Protein Expression
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 4, 2024 | 3 min read
Neurological disorders often have sex biases, and these differences could be due to altered protein expression in the brain.
Two sister cells are seen in the foreground, while individual cells are seen behind them on a blue background.
Sister Cells Reveal Cancer’s Fate
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Apr 3, 2024 | 4 min read
A new method traces treatment resistant cells and predicts drugs that can make them more susceptible to cancer therapy.
A whitish neutrophil with a red multi-lobed nucleus.
Cell Surface RNA Helps Neutrophils Get Around
Holly Barker, PhD | Apr 2, 2024 | 4 min read
A new study confirms reports of membrane-bound RNA molecules and points to their role in neutrophil migration.
3D rendered RNA strand
MEGA CRISPR: Engineering Better Immunotherapies with RNA Editing
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 3 min read
Multi-targeted Cas13 screens help researchers avoid permanent DNA cuts and evade T cell exhaustion.
An image of cells with the center stained green and some cells stained magenta over a black background.
Growing Milk-Secreting Mammary Organoids
Sneha Khedkar | Mar 29, 2024 | 3 min read
Mammary organoids derived from mouse embryonic stem cells could offer clues into mammary gland developmental origins and help researchers study breast cancer.
Lenses of a fluorescent microscope illuminate a sample on a microscope slide.
A Colorful Approach to Tracking Cellular Cargo
Niki Spahich, PhD | Mar 29, 2024 | 4 min read
Through immunofluorescence microscopy, a rainbow of stains shows Amy Engevik where proteins go in health and disease states.
Flagellated rod-shaped bacteria live on intestinal tissue.
Clostridia to the Rescue
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 27, 2024 | 3 min read
Some commensal bacteria help shore up intestinal walls in mice, which can prevent food allergies.
A single channel splits into two micro-channels.
A Beating Heart on a Chip
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Mar 26, 2024 | 4 min read
Researchers used organ chips to mimic conditions that help heart cells mature.
A pregnant woman blowing her nose.
Viral Immune Responses Suppress a Gestational Hormone
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 25, 2024 | 4 min read
Influenza infection activates a pathway that leads to a detrimental drop in progesterone during pregnancy in mice.
Different colored cartoon viruses entering holes in a cartoon of a human brain.
A Journey Into the Brain
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Mar 22, 2024 | 10+ min read
With the help of directed evolution, scientists inch closer to developing viral vectors that can cross the human blood-brain barrier to deliver gene therapy.
B cells secreting antibodies that target virus particles.
Stem Cell Editing Repairs Severe Immunodeficiency
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Mar 20, 2024 | 5 min read
Scientists hoping to treat immunodeficiencies using gene therapy have found a way to edit stem cells in mice without disrupting gene regulation.
Image of bacteriophage
Cellular Cuisine: Phages on the Menu
Laura Tran, PhD | Mar 19, 2024 | 3 min read
Mammalian cells outpace bacteriophages in the microbial food chain by devouring phages to fuel their growth.
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