mice, ecology, immunology
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.
Studying Ebola Survivors
Studying Ebola Survivors
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 6, 2015
A scientist jumps at the chance to study the blood of four Ebola survivors to better understand how the immune system responds to the deadly virus. 
Cancer Immunotherapist
Cancer Immunotherapist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.
Manipulative Microbiomes
Manipulative Microbiomes
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41
T Cells of the Skin
T Cells of the Skin
Ruth Williams | Mar 18, 2015
A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2015
Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.
Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells
Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 4, 2015
Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.