histone methylation, microbiology, immunology
Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch
Megan Scudellari | Apr 2, 2012
Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.
Let Them Eat Dirt
Megan Scudellari | Mar 22, 2012
Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.
Transplant Without Drugs?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 8, 2012
A new method for transplanting immunologically mismatched organs may remove the need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
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Skin-Deep Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.