alternative medicine, culture, immunology
Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies
Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies
Tracy Vence | Nov 21, 2013
Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.
HIV’s Stealth Revealed
HIV’s Stealth Revealed
Ed Yong | Nov 21, 2013
HIV-1 evades the immune system with a protein shield, which can be lifted.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
T cells and Transplantation
T cells and Transplantation
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2013
Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.
Time for T cells
Time for T cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 7, 2013
Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 
Frisky Fruit Flies
Frisky Fruit Flies
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.
Salary Stats
Salary Stats
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2013
Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.
Some Nerve
Some Nerve
Greg Dunn | Nov 1, 2013
The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.