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Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System

Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.

Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.

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David Gate Probes Links Between Alzheimer’s and the Immune System
James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity
Asher Jones | Mar 9, 2021
Mix-and-match shots could simplify vaccine rollout and stimulate more-robust immune responses. Ongoing clinical trials will soon give answers.
Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 Outer Cell Surface
Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 Outer Cell Surface: Lessons in Innate and Adaptive Immunity
The Scientist Creative Services Team
In this webinar, Alberto Lopez-Munoz will discuss SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein cell surface expression and its role in host immunity.
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Kids’ Severe COVID-19 Reaction Bears Unique Immune Signature
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2020
The rare complication known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) differs from both Kawasaki disease and severe adult cases of COVID-19, a study finds.
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The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 24, 2020
Scientists are examining the role of T cells, which are likely crucial for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2.
Learn How the Immune System Can Be Trained to Overcome Food Allergies
Retraining the Immune System Cavalry for Food Allergen Peacekeeping Missions
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Explore food allergy immunotherapy for reversing patient symptoms.
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Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
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Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
Discover Genetic Influences on the Immune Response
The Genetics Behind Immune Response Variability
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Researchers seek genomic clues to understand differences in the immune response to infection.
MYC Helps Cancer Hide
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 10, 2016
The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.
Birth of the Skin Microbiome
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 17, 2015
The immune system tolerates the colonization of commensal bacteria on the skin with the aid of regulatory T cells during the first few weeks of life, a mouse study shows.
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What's Mine is Yours: The Immunogenetics of Mating in Anglerfish
Sejal Davla, PhD
A suppressed immune system in anglerfish uncovers potential strategies for tissue transplantation.
Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 3, 2015
When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.  
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors
LabTalk Podcast - A Modern Trojan Horse: Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors 
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Katie McKenna discusses a combination CAR T and viral therapy that kills solid tumors.
T Cells of the Skin
Ruth Williams | Mar 18, 2015
A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 25, 2015
Sequencing cells from human fetal blood samples, researchers track the development of the adaptive immune system throughout gestation.   
T Cells: A New Hope for Lasting Protection against SARS-CoV-2
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty discuss the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 and the implications for vaccine design and robust immune memory.
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Thanks for the Memories
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.