Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work
While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.
Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work

While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.

While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.

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Why Immune Cells Extrude Webs of DNA and Protein
Why Immune Cells Extrude Webs of DNA and Protein
Borko Amulic, Gabriel Sollberger | Oct 1, 2019
Extracellular webs expelled by neutrophils trap invading pathogens, but these newly discovered structures also have ties to autoimmunity and cancer.
Dreaded Banana-Infecting Fungus Spreads to Latin America
Dreaded Banana-Infecting Fungus Spreads to Latin America
Shawna Williams | Aug 20, 2019
Researchers confirm TR4’s presence in Colombia, increasing concerns about the future of the industry.
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 31, 2017
A government report finds that laboratories in the U.S. that work with select agents such as Ebola and anthrax aren’t as secure as they should be.
Contributors
Contributors
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?
Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?
Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | Oct 1, 2017
Emerging infections provide clues about how pathogens might evolve when farm animals are protected from infection.
Infographic: Evolving Virulence
Infographic: Evolving Virulence
Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | Sep 30, 2017
Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.
Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits
Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
In a process known as vomocytosis, macrophages swallow pathogens whole only to spew them back out later, unharmed.