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.

disease & medicine
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.
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2019
The Howard University surgeon was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and mentored thousands of medical students.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Ashley Yeager | May 27, 2019
At $2 million for a single dose, Novartis’s Zolgensma is the most expensive medicine to date, but still less expensive over a lifetime than another approved drug for the rare genetic disease.
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.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.