cell and molecular biology, ecology, immunology
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2015
Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.
Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells
Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 4, 2015
Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.
B Cell Bosses
B Cell Bosses
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2015
Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
Thanks for the Memories
Thanks for the Memories
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.
Viral Virtuosos
Viral Virtuosos
Christopher S. Sullivan | Feb 1, 2015
New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.
 
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2015
Jean Lindemann, the virologist who helped figure out that interferons were responsible for anti-viral responses, has passed away at age 90.
Inflammation Overdrive
Inflammation Overdrive
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2015
Experimental vaccines that specifically boost T helper cells lead to immunopathology and death in mice.
Fat to the Rescue
Fat to the Rescue
Jenny Rood | Jan 5, 2015
Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.