Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

immune system
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 12, 2018
Despite the treatment being given for only six weeks, the positive effects lasted for a year.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Image of the Day: Immune Cell In Action
Image of the Day: Immune Cell In Action
The Scientist Staff | Apr 23, 2018
By combining two new microscopy technologies, researchers filmed immune cells toiling away in the inner ear of a living zebrafish.
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
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.
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Catherine Offord | Apr 12, 2018
A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2018
Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
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.
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Ashley Yeager | Feb 23, 2018
Dampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.