open access, immunology
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Jill U. Adams | Sep 1, 2017
The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Catherine Offord | Aug 18, 2017
A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Michael Mimouni | Aug 15, 2017
Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 7, 2017
The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Bob Grant | Jul 24, 2017
Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Shawna Williams | Jul 21, 2017
A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Diana Kwon | Jul 17, 2017
These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.
On Blacklists and Whitelists
On Blacklists and Whitelists
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.