Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu

The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.

The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.

immunology
MS Relief During Pregnancy Tied to Changes in T Cell Types
MS Relief During Pregnancy Tied to Changes in T Cell Types
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 15, 2019
Many dominant T cell variants decline during pregnancy and reappear afterward, possibly explaining why relapses of the autoimmune disease are less common when women are expecting.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
UCB Cuts $2.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Ra Pharma
UCB Cuts $2.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Ra Pharma
Catherine Offord | Oct 14, 2019
The move will allow the Belgium-headquartered biopharmaceutical giant to boost its work on treatments for rare diseases.
Koala Immune Response to Genome-Inserting Retroviruses Identified
Koala Immune Response to Genome-Inserting Retroviruses Identified
Emily Makowski | Oct 11, 2019
Small RNAs called piRNAs provide a first line of defense against the viruses.
NETs on Film 
NETs on Film 
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
See neutrophil extracellular traps in antibacterial action.
Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work
Borko Amulic, Gabriel Sollberger | Oct 1, 2019
While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.
Why Immune Cells Extrude Webs of DNA and Protein
Why Immune Cells Extrude Webs of DNA and Protein
Borko Amulic, Gabriel Sollberger | Oct 1, 2019
Extracellular webs expelled by neutrophils trap invading pathogens, but these newly discovered structures also have ties to autoimmunity and cancer.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.