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Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 20, 2018
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
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
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
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
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
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
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Time-Lapse on the Cheap
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.