Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro

To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.

To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.

immunology
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2019
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.
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.