Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Without a brain, the frog embryo immune system doesn’t receive the signals it needs to mobilize macrophages and fight infections.
Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs

Without a brain, the frog embryo immune system doesn’t receive the signals it needs to mobilize macrophages and fight infections.

Without a brain, the frog embryo immune system doesn’t receive the signals it needs to mobilize macrophages and fight infections.

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Side Effect of CAR T Therapy Caused by Pyroptosis: Mouse Study
Side Effect of CAR T Therapy Caused by Pyroptosis: Mouse Study
Kerry Grens | Jan 20, 2020
The immunotherapy induces a form of cell death in leukemia cells in mice that triggers cytokine release syndrome, a dangerous inflammatory reaction that occurs in some patients.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 31, 2018
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer
Amanda B. Keener | Mar 31, 2018
Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
Diana Kwon | Mar 7, 2018
A new study reveals that a constant stream of ink-gobbling immune cells helps hold tattoos in place.
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Mark R. Hutchinson | Dec 31, 2017
Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Mark R. Hutchinson | Dec 31, 2017
The acute pain that results from injury or disease is very different from chronic pain.
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Claire Asher | Sep 30, 2017
From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.
Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
Claire Asher | Sep 30, 2017
In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
The Scientist Staff | Aug 16, 2017
M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.