mice, ecology, immunology
The Spleen Collectors
The Spleen Collectors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
The Human Touch
The Human Touch
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2015
Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
NK Cell Diversity and Viral Risk
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 22, 2015
A small study links the diversity of a person’s natural killer cell repertoire to risk of HIV infection following exposure to the virus.
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2015
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.
Intelligence Gathering
Intelligence Gathering
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2015
Disease eradication in the 21st century
Brrrr-ying the Results
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
1 + 1 = 1
1 + 1 = 1
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2015
A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.