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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
Laasya Samhita | Dec 12, 2013
can quickly evolve to resist engulfment by macrophages, scientists have found.
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.
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013
The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.
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
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2013
Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Age: 40
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
Kate Yandell | Feb 14, 2013
Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.
Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 24, 2012
Viral DNA in mice genomes may lead to cancer in immune-compromised animals.
Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
From insects to mammals, the animal kingdom sometimes cures its own ills.