China, immunology
Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked
Bob Grant | Sep 19, 2011
New molecular analyses yield clues to the success of a 2009 human HIV vaccine study.
Contagion: Science Fact?
Tia Ghose | Sep 16, 2011
Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Chinese Biosafety Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 14, 2011
A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.
Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?
Bob Grant | Sep 6, 2011
A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.
Beyond Expectation
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2011
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.
The Cytokine Cycle
The Cytokine Cycle
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—­­from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—­can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.
Piggyback Pathogen
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Immunology
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.