innate immune system
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 25, 2016
Limiting food intake leads to the conversion of white fat cells into more metabolically active brown fat cells through an immune response, a mouse study shows.
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.
Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders
Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders
Anna Azvolinsky | May 25, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows. 
Thanks for the Memories
Thanks for the Memories
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.