Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear.
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified

A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear.

A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear.

bacterial toxin, evolution, culture, immunology, developmental biology
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 30, 2020
In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.
Introducing <em>The Scientist</em> Social Club
Introducing The Scientist Social Club
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2020
Our first event is a book club for Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 classic novel Arrowsmith, which we’ll discuss with two prominent scholars during a webinar on September 25.
A New Molecular Mechanism for Metastasis
A New Molecular Mechanism for Metastasis
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 27, 2020
Download this research summary to learn about functional proteomic adaptations leading to increased metastasis!
The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 24, 2020
Scientists are examining the role of T cells, which are likely crucial for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2.
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Lisa Winter | Jul 24, 2020
None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.
Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Amanda Heidt | Jul 22, 2020
Actual cases may be as much as 6 to 24 times higher than reported, but we’re still a long way off from herd immunity.
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Seeking an Early COVID-19 Drug, Researchers Look to Interferons
Seeking an Early COVID-19 Drug, Researchers Look to Interferons
Alakananda Dasgupta | Jul 20, 2020
These antiviral proteins are produced by the body as a natural defense against viral infections and synthetic interferons might help prevent or treat the beginning stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Disease in Some People?
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 17, 2020
A handful of viruses have been associated with long-term, debilitating symptoms in a subset of those who become infected. Early signs hint that SARS-CoV-2 may do the same.
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Viviane Callier | Jul 17, 2020
The intersection between water, air, and insects’ intricately decorated surfaces turn out to be the key to explain why droplets bounce so quickly off of them.