Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success

The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.

The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.

disease & medicine
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The glia seem to make up part of a newly described sensory organ, the discoverers suggest.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.
First New Tuberculosis Drug Approved in 50 Years
First New Tuberculosis Drug Approved in 50 Years
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration green lights a therapy for an extreme form of multidrug resistant TB.
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2019
Novartis, which bought the biotech firm in 2018, announced that the company’s top scientists have left, and news reports say it’s because they were involved in using manipulated data to get the gene therapy Zolgensma approved.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The sei ion channel in fruit flies keeps their neuronal excitability in check.
Two Experimental Drugs Effective at Treating Ebola
Two Experimental Drugs Effective at Treating Ebola
Catherine Offord | Aug 13, 2019
REGN-EB3 and mAb114 reduced mortality in a clinical trial carried out during the ongoing outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
The same Winnipeg lab that sent Ebola and Henipah viruses to Beijing recently removed a number of researchers for an “administrative issue.”