Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

cell & molecular biology, immunology, funding, clinical trials
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Symbiotic bacteria, metabolism, and stress pathways can all help animals tolerate, rather than succumb, to disease.
Image of the Day: Neon Tissue
Image of the Day: Neon Tissue
Chia-Yi Hou | May 31, 2019
See a mouse organoid imaged using two-photon microscopy.
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2019
The introduced cells engrafted in the nose, became olfactory sensory neurons, and sent axons to the animals’ brains.
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Emma Yasinski | May 24, 2019
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.
Image of the Day: Training Day
Image of the Day: Training Day
Chia-Yi Hou | May 24, 2019
A video captures T cells learning to recognize cells from the body that shouldn’t be attacked.
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Emory Researchers Removed After Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding
Catherine Offord | May 24, 2019
This marks the second known instance in which an institution has acted on NIH’s concern about foreign influence over US-based researchers.
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
Katarina Zimmer | May 23, 2019
A membrane pump found in most bacteria helps E. coli acquire drug resistance from neighboring cells even while they’re exposed to antibiotics, a new study shows.