diseases/medicine, immunology, culture
Deploying the Body’s Army
Deploying the Body’s Army
Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | Apr 1, 2014
Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer
Ballroom Brainwaves
Ballroom Brainwaves
Eli Chen | Mar 28, 2014
A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.
Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity
Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 19, 2014
Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
Is Earth Special?
Is Earth Special?
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds
Book Excerpt from <em>Lucky Planet</em>
Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.
Review: “Please Continue”
Review: “Please Continue”
Tracy Vence | Feb 11, 2014
A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.
Week in Review: February 3–7
Week in Review: February 3–7
Tracy Vence | Feb 7, 2014
Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Laasya Samhita | Feb 6, 2014
Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.