immunology, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
T cells and Transplantation
T cells and Transplantation
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2013
Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.
Depression Speeds Aging
Depression Speeds Aging
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2013
Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.
Time for T cells
Time for T cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 7, 2013
Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 
Frisky Fruit Flies
Frisky Fruit Flies
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Ed Yong | Nov 3, 2013
Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Chance and Necessity
Chance and Necessity
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.