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The feet of several runners wearing brightly colored shoes.
How Exercise Sparks, then Soothes, Inflammation
Regulatory T cells in muscles surge after exercise, quelling inflammation, protecting mitochondria, and enhancing performance.
How Exercise Sparks, then Soothes, Inflammation
How Exercise Sparks, then Soothes, Inflammation

Regulatory T cells in muscles surge after exercise, quelling inflammation, protecting mitochondria, and enhancing performance.

Regulatory T cells in muscles surge after exercise, quelling inflammation, protecting mitochondria, and enhancing performance.

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A whitish neutrophil with a red multi-lobed nucleus.
Cell Surface RNA Helps Neutrophils Get Around
Holly Barker, PhD | Apr 2, 2024 | 4 min read
A new study confirms reports of membrane-bound RNA molecules and points to their role in neutrophil migration.
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Bat Immune Systems: The Original Antivirus Programs
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Mar 15, 2024 | 3 min read
Bats stay healthy while hosting some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Scientists are just beginning to understand how.
Aging and Cancer
Aging and Cancer
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 6 min read
The relationship between aging and cancer is complex, with several shared underlying mechanisms. 
Naked mole rat
Fighting Cancer: Lessons from the Naked Mole-rat
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Dec 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Mice live longer, healthier lives thanks to a gene from their glabrous subterranean cousins.
Infographic showing how CITE-seq detects protein and gene expression in the same cell
Infographic: Capturing a More Complete Picture of Expression
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 1 min read
CITE-seq draws upon the unbiased nature of single-cell RNA sequencing to gather new insights about protein and gene expression within the same cell.
Discover the microbiome’s role in diabetes 
A Question of Balance: How the Gut Microbiome Influences Diabetes
The Scientist | 1 min read
The presence of beneficial or detrimental microbes pulls the host toward health or disease.
Illustration of a virus
Vaccines: Sex Matters
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 3 min read
Male patients who recover from mild COVID-19 have baseline immune states primed to mount stronger responses to future challenges than female patients.
3D image of a neuron cell network with a red glow representing inflammation.
New Insight into Brain Inflammation Inspires New Hope for Epilepsy Treatment 
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Clinicians and researchers teamed up to investigate how inappropriate proinflammatory mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of drug-refractory epilepsy.
The fight against time
The Scientist Speaks - The Fight Against Time: Stem Cells and Healthy Aging 
The Scientist | 2 min read
Tricking the body into mimicking a fasting state may hold the key to fighting age-related cognitive decline. 
Surface rendering of microscopy image showing two dendritic cells (green) communicating with a nociceptor neuron (violet).
How Cells in the Skin Team Up To Fight Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 12, 2023 | 4 min read
Immune cells and pain neurons form complex partnerships to protect our bodies from pathogens, new research reveals.
T regulatory cell in red sandwiching an antigen presenting cell in blue
Gut Bacteria Help T Cells Heal Muscle: Study
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 14, 2023 | 4 min read
Regulatory T cells in the colon travel to muscles to promote wound healing in mice, raising questions about how antibiotics may impact injury recovery.
A person holding a section of his face and looking in to his brain through a magnifying glass stock illustration
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Look at Aging Through Young Eyes 
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Aimée Parker shares how her childlike curiosity and collaborative spirit motivate her scientific pursuits.
An artistic rendering of SARS-CoV-2 made to look like stained glass
SARS-CoV-2 Infection Can Alter Future Immune Reponses
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 22, 2023 | 3 min read
Males recovered from mild COVID-19 have baseline immune states primed to mount stronger responses to future challenges.
A 3D medical illustration of a human heart with a cardiogram in the foreground and a blue background that includes DNA helices.
Connecting the Complexities of Heart Failure and Aging
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 13, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers learned how IGFBP7, a senescence signaling protein and biomarker, promotes cardiac remodeling and cellular aging.
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells surrounded by red blood cells in circulating blood.
Accelerating Immune Research with Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
The Scientist and MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Commerically-available peripheral blood mononuclear cells offer a well-characterized, accessible, and consistent model for immunology and therapeutic development.
Human brain stock photo
New Insight into Brain Inflammation Inspires New Hope for Epilepsy Treatment
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Jan 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Clinicians and researchers teamed up to investigate how inappropriate proinflammatory mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of drug-refractory epilepsy.
A man working at a computer late at night
Shift Work Early in Life Results in Increased Stroke Severity in Middle Age
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Jan 11, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found that shifted sleep/wake cycles in young rats result in increased functional deficits and mortality following stroke later in life.
Cytokine storm
The Next Generation of Immunoassays Support COVID-19 Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne | 3 min read
An automated, microfluidic immunoassay system enables researchers to quickly and reliably measure cytokines in patient blood samples.
Coronal section of a brain
Immunity-Linked Genes Expressed Differently in Brains of Autistic People
Laura Dattaro, Spectrum | Jan 11, 2023 | 4 min read
Data from postmortem brain tissues adds to the evidence that inflammation is associated with autism.
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