Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Havran described gamma-delta T cells’ direct function in epithelial repair.
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies

Havran described gamma-delta T cells’ direct function in epithelial repair.

Havran described gamma-delta T cells’ direct function in epithelial repair.

immunology
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.
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Lisa Winter | Jan 15, 2020
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
A newly identified group of viruses may help suppress eukaryotes’ immune response and promote tolerance of endosymbiotic bacteria.
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Ashley Yeager | Jan 13, 2020
An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
Jef Akst | Jan 8, 2020
Recent work in humans and mice highlights how exposure to environmental microbes helps protect against allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
The Science News that Shaped 2019
The Science News that Shaped 2019
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2019
A T cell discovery, “hachimoji” DNA, a new species of human, and mounting fears of espionage rounded off the list this year.