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Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms
A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.
Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms
Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.

A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.

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three black mice lined up next to each other. the one on the left, fed a low-fat diet, has one small bald patch, the middle mouse, fed fish oil, has a large bald spot across its shoulders and back, and the right mouse, fed cocoa butter, has no baldness.
Fish Oil in Diet Can Cause Hair Loss in Mice, Study Finds
Katherine Irving | Jan 19, 2023 | 3 min read
The oil’s omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in the mice’s skin, triggering an immune response that causes hair loss.
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Why Viral Infections Are More Severe in People with Down Syndrome
Andy Carstens | Oct 14, 2022 | 6 min read
In people with the genetic condition, inflammation can cause a mild infection to snowball out of control, a study finds.
Why Automation Is a Necessity for Clinical Diagnostics
Bringing Fluency to Clinical Diagnostics Through Automation 
Tecan | 1 min read
Automated liquid handling workstations offer flexibility for a wide range of application and process needs.
A small, brown mouse runs on a narrow, miniature treadmill
How Exercise Helps Mice Fight Pancreatic Cancer
Dan Robitzski | Jun 15, 2022 | 5 min read
A study reveals a molecular pathway linking exercise to an amped-up immune response to pancreatic cancer and greater responsiveness to treatment.
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Growing Evidence Ties COVID-19 to Diabetes Risk
Bianca Nogrady | May 3, 2022 | 7 min read
Studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection could trigger the development of diabetes in some people, even those with no other risk factors.
Scalable and reproducible solutions in CAR T cell therapy workflows 
Advancing CAR T Cell Research and Development
Bio-Rad | 1 min read
How to develop the best CAR T cell product for preclinical use.
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Does Biological Sex Influence COVID-19 Outcomes?
Annie Melchor | Nov 2, 2021 | 10 min read
It’s unclear whether differing odds of dying between men and women reflect inherent differences between male and female immune systems or differences rooted in gender norms.
A close-up of a fruit fly head with antenna clearly visible in front of its red eyes
Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies’ Sense of Smell
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 21, 2021 | 4 min read
The temporary loss of olfaction stops the flies from eating any more of whatever it is that made them sick.
Learn How the Immune System Can Be Trained to Overcome Food Allergies
Retraining the Immune System Cavalry for Food Allergen Peacekeeping Missions
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Explore food allergy immunotherapy for reversing patient symptoms.
Conceptual illustration of cells releasing cytokines in various shades of blue
Spleen-to-Liver Signals Control Systemic Inflammation
Ruth Williams | Apr 29, 2021 | 3 min read
In rats, the spleen directs a cytokine surge that drives system-wide inflammation, but it is not, as once believed, the main producer of the chemical messenger.
Key Genes Related to Severe COVID-19 Infection Identified
Max Kozlov | Dec 14, 2020 | 3 min read
Differences in the expression of genes associated with antiviral immunity and lung inflammation may contribute to a more serious COVID-19 infection.
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The Next Generation of Immunoassays Support COVID-19 Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne | 3 min read
An automated, microfluidic immunoassay system enables researchers to quickly and reliably measure cytokines in patient blood samples.
Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020 | 1 min read
A recent study elucidates some of the changes that occur in the body after inoculation with a tuberculosis vaccine.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020 | 4 min read
Genetically engineered cells that overproduce ACE2, the receptor the novel coronavirus uses to enter cells, neutralize infection in vitro and mop up inflammatory cytokines in mice.
Advancing Cancer Biomarker Detection with Single Cell Proteomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | 2 min read
An improved ELISA-based proteomics chip detects cytokines in single cell applications.
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.
The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Some viruses, possibly even SARS-CoV-2, can sneak into the brain through the nose. Recent studies show that microglia are ready for them when they do.
Boosting CAR T Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | 1 min read
Katie McKenna will discuss how oncolytic viral therapy enhances CAR-T cell killing of cancer cells.
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020 | 2 min read
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue.
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