Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes

The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.

The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.

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Mysterious Immune Cells Change the Gut Lining to Accommodate Diet
Mysterious Immune Cells Change the Gut Lining to Accommodate Diet
Stephanie Melchor | Apr 6, 2021
A study shows gamma-delta T cells in mice respond to shifts in nutrients by changing the cellular composition of the intestinal epithelium.
Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model
Questions Raised About Widely Used Blood-Brain Barrier Model
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2021
A study has sparked controversy by suggesting that cells made using a popular lab protocol have been misidentified, with potentially serious repercussions for brain research. Critics say the significance of the findings has been overstated.
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
Abby Olena | Nov 4, 2020
Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2020
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy
Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists identify the cells that give rise to the soft tissue cancer rhabdomyosarcoma.