African American, immunology
The Fungus Among Us
Bob Grant | Jun 11, 2012
Researchers find a slew of new fungal species inhabiting the human gut, and suggest a link to an inflammatory bowel disease.
Parkinson's Vax Enters Clinical Trials
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2012
Researchers in Vienna are starting a Phase I trial on the first ever vaccine with a potential to treat the neurodegenerative disease.
Memory Tools for Plants
Amy Coombs | Jun 4, 2012
How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network
Avant-Garde Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2012
Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.
Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies
Megan Scudellari | May 8, 2012
The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.
Tumor Turnabout
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
A cytokine involved in suppressing the immune system may actually activate it to kill cancer cells.
Pure Pursuits
Katherine Bagley | May 1, 2012
Techniques for simpler, cheaper, and better antibody purification
Anti-inflammatory Factors Fight Bugs
Megan Scudellari | Apr 25, 2012
A combination of antibiotics and the body’s own defensive metabolites clears bacterial infections faster than antibiotics alone.
Social Rank Affects Monkey Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Apr 11, 2012
In rhesus macaques, an individual's drop in the social hierarchy leads to overactive immune genes and, possibly, poor health.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.