human evolution, immunology
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Orangutan Imitates Human Speech
Tanya Lewis | Jul 27, 2016
Captive ape produces more than 500 vowel-like sounds, offering clues to how speech evolved in humans.
New Timeline for <em>Homo naledi</em>
New Timeline for Homo naledi
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2016
The ancient human may have lived around 900,000 years ago—much more recently than first estimated.
Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation
Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation
Sarthak Sinha, Jeff Biernaskie, Waleed Rahmani | Jul 1, 2016
Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Jeff Biernaskie, Sarthak Sinha, Waleed Rahmani | Jun 30, 2016
The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Sex Differences in Immune Response
Sex Differences in Immune Response
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Oldest-Known “Hobbit”-like Fossils Found
Oldest-Known “Hobbit”-like Fossils Found
Tanya Lewis | Jun 8, 2016
The 700,000-year-old teeth and jawbones of small hominins may be the oldest remnants of Homo floresiensis.
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.