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What Happens When You Catch More than One Virus?
The “tripledemic” shines a spotlight on viral interference, in which one infection can block another.
What Happens When You Catch More than One Virus?
What Happens When You Catch More than One Virus?

The “tripledemic” shines a spotlight on viral interference, in which one infection can block another.

The “tripledemic” shines a spotlight on viral interference, in which one infection can block another.

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T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Sep 16, 2022 | 5 min read
Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.
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Finding Could Pave the Way to New, Targeted Antibody Treatments
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jul 8, 2022 | 3 min read
IgA antibodies appear to bind to specific species of commensal gut bacteria in mice, according to a study.
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Breast Cancer Cells Retrain T Cells to Invade Specific Tissues
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 3 min read
Scientists discover tumor-associated T cells that drive breast cancer metastasis to lymph nodes.
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Is the Immune System to Blame for Schizophrenia?
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2022 | 10+ min read
Several lines of evidence suggest that targeting the body’s defense pathways might help treat a subset of people with the psychiatric disorder. But many open questions remain.
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Infographic: How the Body’s Defenses Attack the Brain
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2022 | 2 min read
Scientists have pinpointed several pathways through which the immune system could disrupt neuronal functioning and thereby lead to psychotic symptoms.
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A Double-Edged Sword: When the Immune System Turns Against Us
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Klaus Ley and Neeloffer Mookherjee will explore the relationships between inflammation, autoimmunity, and pathology.
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Studies Identify Risk Factors for Long COVID
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jan 26, 2022 | 4 min read
Two recent papers provide insight into possible risk factors for developing the chronic condition, including autoantibodies and diabetes.
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Return of the Worms
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
Immunologists and parasitologists are working to revive the idea that helminths, and more specifically the molecules they secrete, could help treat allergies and autoimmune disease.
Cancer Vaccines: Raising a T Cell Army
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Vaccines against various forms of cancer prime the immune system to attack.
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Infographic: How Worms that Reside in the Gut Could Influence Health
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Research in animals and people supports a range of mechanisms by which the parasites affect physiology and immune responses.
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Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Chloe Tenn | Nov 18, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
Checking Checkpoints for Treating Cancer
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers devise strategies to improve checkpoint inhibitor therapy and predict patient response.
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Lungfish Cocoons Are Alive, Sort Of
Abby Olena, PhD | Nov 17, 2021 | 4 min read
Researchers find that the protective outer layer that lungfish make to survive extended dry periods—once thought to be a simple mucus shell—contains immune cells that trap bacteria and protect the animals from infection.
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David Gate Probes Links Between Alzheimer’s and the Immune System
James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
LabTalk Podcast - Predicting the Immune Response with Single-Cell Analysis: Autoimmunity, Vaccination, and COVID-19
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Researchers identify signatures that predict how a person will respond to an immune system stimulus.
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Surgeons Successfully Transplant a Pig Kidney into a Person
Chloe Tenn | Oct 20, 2021 | 2 min read
The achievement bolsters hopes that nonhuman animals could be used to remedy the shortage of transplantable organs.
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Gut Microbes Help Coordinate Immune Activity in Mice
Catherine Offord | Jul 29, 2021 | 4 min read
The microbiota helps align a mouse’s innate immune system with its feeding patterns, prepping the animal to fend off infection when it’s most likely to be eating.
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
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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.
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