archaeology, immunology
One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses
One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses
Ruth Williams | Aug 30, 2016
Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages. 
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2016
Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
Lydia Pyne | Aug 1, 2016
Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.
Book Excerpt from <em>Seven Skeletons</em>
Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons
Lydia Pyne | Jul 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.
Fossilized Feces Reveal Silk Road Parasites
Fossilized Feces Reveal Silk Road Parasites
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 25, 2016
Scientists have found the first evidence of these organisms on ancient “hygiene sticks.”
Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation
Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation
Sarthak Sinha, Jeff Biernaskie, Waleed Rahmani | Jul 1, 2016
Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Jeff Biernaskie, Sarthak Sinha, Waleed Rahmani | Jun 30, 2016
The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.