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Image of the Day: Feeding Time
Image of the Day: Feeding Time
The Scientist Staff | Jan 10, 2017
Scientists are working to improve the abilities of therapeutic antibodies to flag cancer cells (orange) for destruction by macrophages (blue).
 
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Newly Found White Blood Cell Withstands Chemotherapy
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Vaccine-induced macrophages open a new realm of study into remodeling the immune system to reduce the risk of infections during cancer treatment.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
Immunity in the Brain
Immunity in the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2016
Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.
One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses
One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses
Ruth Williams | Aug 30, 2016
Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages. 
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2016
The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 
Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation
Adipocyte-Derived DNA Triggers Inflammation
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 25, 2016
DNA released from dying fat cells stimulates inflammation within murine fat tissue. 
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2015
In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.