immune system
Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow
Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 3, 2015
When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.  
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Dec 4, 2014
The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
Laasya Samhita | Dec 12, 2013
Escherichia coli can quickly evolve to resist engulfment by macrophages, scientists have found.
Gene Therapy Coming of Age?
Gene Therapy Coming of Age?
Dan Cossins | Jul 11, 2013
Using lentiviral vectors to replace mutated genes in blood stem cells, scientists successfully treat two rare diseases apparently without causing harmful side effects.
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013
The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.
Brain Is Command Center for Aging
Brain Is Command Center for Aging
Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013
Inflammation in the hypothalamus may induce degeneration in tissues throughout the body.
Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist
Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2013
Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Age: 40
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Dan Cossins | Feb 21, 2013
Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.
 
Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity
Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity
Kate Yandell | Feb 14, 2013
Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.
Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc
Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 24, 2012
Viral DNA in mice genomes may lead to cancer in immune-compromised animals.