Nobel Prize, immunology
Oliver Smithies, Technologist Behind Knockout Mice, Dies
Oliver Smithies, Technologist Behind Knockout Mice, Dies
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
The Nobel laureate and Lasker awardee developed tools that facilitated decades of genetics research, including starch gel electrophoresis and gene targeting.
Those We Lost in 2016
Those We Lost in 2016
Bob Grant | Dec 22, 2016
The scientific community bid farewell to several luminaries this year.
Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted
Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.
Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue
Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue
Karen Zusi | Dec 2, 2016
The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.
Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys
Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 29, 2016
Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.
More than 40 New Papers on Epigenetics Published
More than 40 New Papers on Epigenetics Published
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2016
The International Human Epigenome Consortium presents a series of studies on how epigenetics influences immunity, cell lineage determination, and differentiation.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Nosing Around
Nosing Around
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2016
Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2016
Nobel's diversity problem, Brexit and science, letters of recommendation skew sexist, and NIH's public perception troubles
Viruses of the Human Body
Viruses of the Human Body
Eric Delwart | Nov 1, 2016
Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.