neuroscience, immunology, genetics & genomics
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 2, 2017
Following treatment with a migraine drug, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information through eyes transplanted onto their tails.
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.
Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies
Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies
Rachel Berkowitz | Apr 1, 2017
Using biocompatible polymers to carry cancer immune therapies directly to the tumor
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet Tall
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2017
A plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Stephen P. Schoenberger and Ezra Cohen | Apr 1, 2017
Tumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.
Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers
Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2017
New monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.
Cancer Genomes
Cancer Genomes
The Scientist Staff | Mar 31, 2017
April Scientist to Watch Angela Brooks of the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses her search to find vulnerabilities buried within the genomes of cancer cells.
Infographic: Targeting Cancer Antigens
Infographic: Targeting Cancer Antigens
Stephen P. Schoenberger and Ezra Cohen | Mar 31, 2017
Neoantigens may serve as valuable targets for new immunotherapies.
Infographic: Antibody Cancer Therapy
Infographic: Antibody Cancer Therapy
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2017
An experimental technique removes T cells that aid in vitro tumor growth.