immune system
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
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.
An Immunological Timeline for Pregnancy
An Immunological Timeline for Pregnancy
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
A new study uses blood samples from pregnant women to track changes in the immune system leading up to birth, and predicts gestational age from the mothers’ immune signatures.
The Cancer Genes Needed for Immunotherapy Response
The Cancer Genes Needed for Immunotherapy Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2017
Using a large CRISPR-based screen, researchers find possible genetic culprits for patients not having success with immune checkpoint inhibitors.  
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
Image of the Day: Break Through
Image of the Day: Break Through
The Scientist Staff | Jan 20, 2017
Immune cells minimize damage while traveling through blood vessel walls by breaking the thin filaments of the cytoskeleton, which can rapidly reassemble.
Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys
Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 29, 2016
Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
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.
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery
Tanya Lewis | Jul 15, 2016
A bidirectional link between the brain and the gut can improve or worsen brain injury in mice, researchers report.
A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 7, 2016
Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.