Group of cells stained in either blue or green in a black background.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 16, 2022
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
Senior woman wearing a grey pullover sitting on a bed and holding her back.
Early Inflammation Protects Against Chronic Pain, Study Finds
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 12, 2022
Human data and experiments in mice challenge the common use of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat pain.
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 22, 2022
In this webinar, Stella Goulopoulou and Iwijn de Vlaminck will discuss how they analyze cell-free DNA to identify biomarkers of various diseases and their complications, including preeclampsia, COVID-19, and transplant rejections.
Tiliqua rugosa, sleepy lizard, on reddish soil in western Australia
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Hannah Thomasy | May 10, 2022
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
stained microscope image of a germinal center inside a lymph node
Booster Is Best in the Same Limb as Initial Vaccine: Mouse Study
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 6, 2022
Compared to mice who got the doses in separate limbs, animals receiving flu shots in the same paw for both a first and second dose had better-trained memory B cells that bound tighter to the vaccine antigen.
An Improved Way to Detect CAR T Cells and SARS-CoV-2-Binding Cells
Technique Talk: An Improved Way to Detect CAR T Cells and SARS-CoV-2-Binding Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Techne | Apr 13, 2022
Jody Bonnevier will discuss the advantages of Fluorokines™ for detecting and investigating CAR T cells and other key drivers of the immune system.
Baby with spotted onsie about to get injection of vaccine
Antibiotics Tied to Lower Effectiveness of Childhood Vaccines
Natalia Mesa | Apr 28, 2022
Use of the drugs in children under the age of two was associated with lower antibody levels after the jabs—perhaps, researchers suggest, due to microbiome alterations.
A two-pronged needle, a glass vial of smallpox vaccine, and a syringe sit on a blue surface.
Smallpox Vaccine Recruits Skin Bacteria to Fight Disease
Patience Asanga | Apr 26, 2022
A mouse study points to a possible mechanism by which the smallpox vaccine helped eradicate the disease in the 1980s.
Engineered Bacteria Make Tumors More T Cell-Friendly
Engineered Bacteria Make Tumors More T Cell-Friendly
Aparna Nathan | Apr 8, 2022
Microbes designed to produce specific immunomodulatory metabolites could give immunotherapy a boost.
Conceptual image of a person's brain with a cluster of cells inside
Is the Immune System to Blame for Schizophrenia?
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2022
Several lines of evidence suggest that targeting the body’s defense pathways might help treat a subset of people with the psychiatric disorder. But many open questions remain.
Illustration comparing neural pathway and the humoral pathway
Infographic: How the Body’s Defenses Attack the Brain
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2022
Scientists have pinpointed several pathways through which the immune system could disrupt neuronal functioning and thereby lead to psychotic symptoms.
Recombinant proteins have a wide range of research and clinical applications.
Introducing Custom Recombinant Expression Services at the Cutting Edge of Biomolecular Engineering
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Sino Biological | Mar 24, 2022
A turnkey CRO service platform for recombinant protein and antibody expression and production
Dark red cancer cells travel through the circulatory system alongside small, brighter-colored red blood cells
Traversing Narrow Channels Helps Metastatic Cancer Cells Survive
Dan Robitzski | Apr 14, 2022
In vitro and mouse experiments show how cancer cells forced through tiny pores—mimicking the physical experience of metastasis—resisted programmed cell death and avoided detection by the immune cells that would normally kill them.
Artist’s rendering of multiple natural killer cells, colored light pink, attacking a purple tumor cell.
Protein Pilfered from Cancer Cells Thwarts Immune Attack
Dan Robitzski | Apr 13, 2022
New research in mice reveals why natural killer cells, normally effective at hunting cancer, are sometimes stopped in their tracks.  
The Many Facets of T Cell Exhaustion
The Many Facets of T Cell Exhaustion
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | Mar 22, 2022
In this webinar, Abhishek Garg will discuss using functional proteomics and multi-omics approaches to explore exhausted/dysfunctional T cell states in various cancers.
Translucent, red-orange organs are shown inside a person’s transparent, blue torso. One region zooms in on blue lung alveoli covered by bright orange microbes.
Bacteria in the Lungs Can Regulate Autoimmunity in Rat Brains
Dan Robitzski | Mar 17, 2022
Making specific alterations to the bacterial population in a rat’s lungs either better protects the animals against multiple sclerosis–like symptoms or makes them more vulnerable, a study finds—the first demonstration of a lung-brain axis.
illustration of thymus in white on a green background
New Mechanism for Virus-Triggered Autoimmunity Uncovered
Sophie Fessl | Mar 11, 2022
Roseolovirus infection disrupts how the body trains immune cells not to attack it, a mouse study shows.
Identifying Biomarkers to Guide Cancer Immunotherapy
Identifying Biomarkers to Guide Cancer Immunotherapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 15, 2022
An expert panel will discuss the cutting-edge technologies they used to identify novel biomarkers that predict patient responses to immunotherapy.
Man with white hair sits in front of a world map
Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97
Lisa Winter | Mar 2, 2022
Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.
illustration of blue cancer cell extending tendrils around itself
Janus-Faced Neutrophils
Sophie Fessl | Mar 2, 2022
The immune cells facilitate healing, but they may also help tumors metastasize to the lungs after injury, a study in mice finds.