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Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People
Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.
Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People
Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People

Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.

Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.

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Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Nov 14, 2022 | 7 min read
Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 
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Gene Therapy Continues to Benefit Kids with Immunodeficiency
Jef Akst | May 12, 2021 | 2 min read
Four dozen children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) who received a corrective gene carried by a virus have working immune systems two to three years later, according to three independent clinical trials.
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
Leveraging the Microbiome to Break Down Tumor Resistance
The Scientist Creative Services Team and PerkinElmer | 1 min read
Mat Robinson and Mark Tangney discuss how enhancing the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors improves patient outcomes.
More SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections Reported, But Still a Rare Event
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2020 | 5 min read
Repeat COVID-19 cases could offer clues about people’s immunity to the novel coronavirus and how to vaccinate against it.
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Durability
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Experts will discuss their research on SARS-CoV-2 antibody persistence and immune memory in recovered COVID-19 patients and the implications for protective immunity.
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Image of the Day: Resilient Lung Cells
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 1, 2019 | 1 min read
A specific type of lung cell withstands flu infection by doubling down on DNA repair.
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Image of the Day: Gut Response
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 24, 2019 | 1 min read
Immune functions in the mouse intestine differ by segment.
CAR T Cells Treat Lupus in Mice
Abby Olena, PhD | Mar 6, 2019 | 3 min read
T cells modified to target disease-contributing B cells improved survival in two mouse models of the autoimmune disease.
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Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019 | 2 min read
A microneedle-containing skin patch offers researchers a noninvasive way to survey immune responses in mice.

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Infographic: Immune Cell Monitoring Via a Skin Patch
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019 | 1 min read
A stick-on patch enables sampling of immune cells in the skin.
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Mice exposed to heat wave temperatures ate less and showed weakened immune responses to the virus.
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 20, 2018 | 1 min read
When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.
Chromosomal Instability Drives Cancer Metastasis
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018 | 2 min read
In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.
Infographic: How Escaped Chromosomes Can Aid Metastasis
Jim Daley | Mar 31, 2018 | 1 min read
Errors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
Diana Kwon | Mar 7, 2018 | 2 min read
A new study reveals that a constant stream of ink-gobbling immune cells helps hold tattoos in place.
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018 | 2 min read
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
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