neutrophils
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.
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis
Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis
Ruth Williams | Oct 19, 2016
Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.
Bacteria Assails Immune System with Toxin
Bacteria Assails Immune System with Toxin
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 18, 2016
A Streptococcus bacterium invades the placenta with the aid of a neutrophil-puncturing pigment.
Tumor Traps
Tumor Traps
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Dec 4, 2014
The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.