cytokines
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Drug for Still’s Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan: Curious about Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2016
Instructor, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Age: 38
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Turning Tumor Cells Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2016
In mice, cancer cells genetically modified to express an anticancer cytokine home to tumors and can reduce their growth. 
Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis
Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis
Karen Zusi | Dec 16, 2015
Engineered cells detect early biomarkers of a psoriasis flare-up in mice and release compounds to soothe or prevent the skin reaction.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Dengue’s Downfall?
Dengue’s Downfall?
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
Activating Beige Fat
Activating Beige Fat
Kerry Grens | Jun 5, 2014
An innate immune pathway stimulates the activity of heat-producing adipose tissue in mice.
Molecular Multitasking
Molecular Multitasking
Carina Storrs | Aug 1, 2013
Commercial kits use fluorescent beads to probe dozens of cytokines in one reaction.
Suited to a T
Suited to a T
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2013
Sorting out T-cell functional and phenotypic heterogeneity depends on studying single cells.