As Global Coronavirus Cases Climb, More Areas on Lockdown
As Global Coronavirus Cases Climb, More Areas on Lockdown
An increase in confirmed infections, particularly in Italy, Iran, and South Korea, has led to heightened measures to prevent the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2.
As Global Coronavirus Cases Climb, More Areas on Lockdown
As Global Coronavirus Cases Climb, More Areas on Lockdown

An increase in confirmed infections, particularly in Italy, Iran, and South Korea, has led to heightened measures to prevent the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2.

An increase in confirmed infections, particularly in Italy, Iran, and South Korea, has led to heightened measures to prevent the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2.

immunology
Senior Doctor in Wuhan Outbreak Dies from Coronavirus
Senior Doctor in Wuhan Outbreak Dies from Coronavirus
Lisa Winter | Feb 18, 2020
Liu Zhiming is the eighth frontline health-care worker to die from COVID-19, and hundreds more have been infected.
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2020
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
CRISPR-Edited Cells for Cancer Therapy Safe in Humans: Trial
CRISPR-Edited Cells for Cancer Therapy Safe in Humans: Trial
Ashley Yeager | Feb 6, 2020
In the first clinical study of its kind in the US, researchers used CRISPR to modify CAR T cells to make them more potent against cancer, but the clinical benefits are unknown.
Engineered Microbe in Bees’ Guts Fends off Deadly Varroa Mite
Engineered Microbe in Bees’ Guts Fends off Deadly Varroa Mite
Lisa Winter | Jan 31, 2020
The genetically modified bacteria spark an RNAi response in the parasite that leads to self-destruction—and perhaps a path to combatting colony collapse disorder.
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Lisa Winter | Jan 28, 2020
Havran described gamma-delta T cells’ direct function in epithelial repair.
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2020
This previously unknown mechanism for spotting foreign genetic material in the cytoplasm launches antiviral defenses even when the well-known immune mediator STING is absent.
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jan 23, 2020
In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color.
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2020
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2020
The Oxford researcher’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.