Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?

Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.

Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.

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Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Chia-Yi Hou | May 16, 2019
Telomeres in cancer cells exposed to oxidative stress got shorter and stickier.
The World Within
The World Within
Bob Grant | Jan 31, 2019
Internalizing the environment might be the next step in humans’ relationship with our planet.
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Charles Q. Choi | Jan 31, 2019
Apoptosis and other types of programmed cell death appear to be reversible.
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Charles Q. Choi | Jan 31, 2019
Molecular programs can rescue cells already engaged in the process of apoptosis or other forms of programmed cell death.
Image of the Day: Pseudomonas Autophagy
Image of the Day: Pseudomonas Autophagy
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 30, 2018
Researchers identify antibacterial functions of cell death in Arabidopsis when the plant is infected with Pseudomonas.  
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 11, 2018
The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
The Scientist Staff | Aug 16, 2017
M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2016
Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.