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Image of the Day
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of
Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders
Lawrence Steinman | Jun 1, 2016
Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.
In Dogged Pursuit of Sleep
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2016
Unearthing the root causes of narcolepsy keeps Emmanuel Mignot tackling one of sleep science’s toughest questions.
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity
Bacteria to Blame?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 18, 2015
T cells activated in the microbe-dense gut can spark an autoimmune eye disease, a study shows.
Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Laasya Samhita | Mar 27, 2014
Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.
Week in Review: December 2–6
Tracy Vence | Dec 6, 2013
Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity
Gut Microbes May Impact Autoimmunity
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2013
Researchers show that the prevalence of one genus of bacteria correlates with the onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
Week in Review, July 8–12
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2013
Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism
Gut Microbes Treat Illness
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice.