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Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System
Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.
Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System
Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System

Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.

Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.

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Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Hannah Thomasy | May 10, 2022
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
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Replacing Microglia Treats Neurodegenerative Disease in Mice
Shawna Williams | Mar 17, 2022
Researchers find a way to wipe out the brain’s immune cell corps and send in new and improved versions.
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Connecting the Transcriptome to the Functional Proteome of Single Cells Using a Novel Platform
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | Nov 10, 2021
Rui Zheng and Patrick Paczkowski will discuss a new, highly multiplexed, simultaneous single cell transcriptomics and functional proteomics platform.
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Janus-Faced Neutrophils
Sophie Fessl | Mar 2, 2022
The immune cells facilitate healing, but they may also help tumors metastasize to the lungs after injury, a study in mice finds.
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WHO Rejects Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19
Chloe Tenn | Dec 6, 2021
Current evidence suggests the treatment does not improve survival or reduce the need for ventilation in COVID-19 patients, the World Health Organization says.
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How Cellular Heterogeneity Drives Immune Responses
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Sep 28, 2021
An expert panel will discuss how single cell multiomic techniques shed new light on immune cell heterogeneity and immune function.
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Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
Annie Melchor | Nov 19, 2021
In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.
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Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Chloe Tenn | Nov 18, 2021
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
Central Nervous System Modeling with iPSC-Derived Cells
The Creative Services Team in collaboration with BrainXell | Jun 8, 2021
Bryan Black and Lucas Thal will discuss their experiences screening hiPSC-derived neural cells to understand chronic pain and neuroinflammation.
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David Gate Probes Links Between Alzheimer’s and the Immune System
James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
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Red Blood Cells Activate Innate Immune System
Abby Olena | Oct 20, 2021
Researchers link the ability of the cells to bind and present DNA from pathogens and cell death to anemia, which is common in COVID-19, and immune activation.
Technique Talk: Single Cell Sequencing Sample Preparation for Oncology Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Apr 29, 2021
In this workshop, learn tips and tricks for preparing cancer tissue samples for a variety of single cell applications.
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Microglia as Therapeutic Targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan | Oct 1, 2021
Pharmaceutical companies ramp up efforts to get the brain’s immune cells to help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions, but not everyone agrees the approach will be effective.
Stress Paralyzes Immune Cells
Emma Yasinski | Jul 1, 2021
Scientists show that an influx of noradrenaline can halt immune cells in mice.
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: 3D Imaging from Micro to Macro
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 12, 2021
Lai Guan Ng will discuss how whole-skin imaging advances skin immunity research.
Mucosal Vaccines Protect Mice from Viruses, Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Jun 1, 2021
Scientists use a protein found in mucus membranes to ferry vaccines to the lymph nodes.
CAR Macrophages Tackle Challenges in Solid Cancer Treatment
Amanda Heidt | Mar 26, 2021
Following on the success of CAR T cells used to treat cancers of the blood, researchers have launched a Phase 1 clinical trial of genetically modified macrophages to target solid tumors.
p53 as an Immune System Modulator in Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 25, 2020
Best known as a cell cycle regulator, p53 signaling mediates pro and anti-cancer immune responses as well
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COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity
Asher Jones | Mar 9, 2021
Mix-and-match shots could simplify vaccine rollout and stimulate more-robust immune responses. Ongoing clinical trials will soon give answers.