bumble bees, immunology
Poor Little Devils
Poor Little Devils
Jesse Jenkins | Nov 1, 2014
See the devastating infectious cancer that may drive the Tasmanian Devil to extinction.
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity
Ruth Williams | Sep 25, 2014
Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.
Done with Immunosuppressants
Done with Immunosuppressants
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Jun 22, 2014
ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.
Ancient Apoptosis
Ancient Apoptosis
Kate Yandell | Jun 9, 2014
Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2014
Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014
Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.
Long-Distance Call
Long-Distance Call
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.
Commander of an Immune Flotilla
Commander of an Immune Flotilla
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2014
With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.
Deploying the Body’s Army
Deploying the Body’s Army
Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | Apr 1, 2014
Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer