animal-human hybrid, immunology, culture
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
The British Phycological Society declares the winners of a photography contest for images of algae.
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Natural Killer Cells Prove Effective as a CAR Therapy in Mice
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 6, 2018
Stem-cell–derived natural killer cells engineered in a similar way to CAR-T cells may pave the way to “off the shelf” cancer therapies that aren’t patient-specific.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Laxative Causes Long-Term Changes to Mouse Microbiome
Laxative Causes Long-Term Changes to Mouse Microbiome
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2018
Acute bouts of diarrhea could have lasting effects on the microbiota and host immune system activation, a mouse study suggests.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  
This Flu Season Killed 172 Kids
This Flu Season Killed 172 Kids
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 11, 2018
Vaccination reduced the risk of death by two-thirds for children with no other health problems.  
“Public” T-Cell Receptors From Resistant People Fend Off HIV
“Public” T-Cell Receptors From Resistant People Fend Off HIV
Shawna Williams | Jun 8, 2018
The receptors, found in so-called elite controllers who don’t need medications to keep the virus in check, suggest a new path toward immunotherapy.
New Insights to Improve CAR T Cells’ Safety
New Insights to Improve CAR T Cells’ Safety
Vicki Brower | Jun 5, 2018
Drugs approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis block cytokines, the molecules responsible for severe side effects from the immunotherapy, and reduce symptoms in mice.
A T-Cell Tweak Combats Advanced Breast Cancer
A T-Cell Tweak Combats Advanced Breast Cancer
Ashley Yeager | Jun 5, 2018
The immunotherapy eliminated a woman’s metastatic lesions and kept her disease-free for two years.