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Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them.
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.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.
Time-Lapse on the Cheap
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down.
Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity
Kate Yandell | Feb 14, 2013
Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.
Blocking Flu Death
Tia Ghose | Sep 15, 2011
Researchers have identified the cellular regulators of cytokine storms in influenza, which cause serious illness and death.
Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity
Kerry Grens | Aug 25, 2011
Modern immune systems harbor signs of interbreeding with ancient hominins.
The First Plant Interactome
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 28, 2011
Protein interaction networks in
give clues to plant evolution and immunity.