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Illustration showing the path result of Eukaryogenesis
Infographic: Evolutionary Leaps Leading to Modern Eukaryotes
A lot happened in the hundreds of millions years separating the first and last eukaryotic common ancestors, but when and how most features arose remains a mystery.
Infographic: Evolutionary Leaps Leading to Modern Eukaryotes
Infographic: Evolutionary Leaps Leading to Modern Eukaryotes

A lot happened in the hundreds of millions years separating the first and last eukaryotic common ancestors, but when and how most features arose remains a mystery.

A lot happened in the hundreds of millions years separating the first and last eukaryotic common ancestors, but when and how most features arose remains a mystery.

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A microscope image of Legionellales bacteria infecting a protozoan
Ancestral Bacteria May Have Invaded Early Eukaryotic Cells
Clare Watson | Jun 1, 2022 | 2 min read
The discovery that a group of cell-infecting bacteria lived roughly 2 billion years ago stirs a longstanding controversy around which came first: phagocytosis or mitochondria.
The adaptive and innate immune responses collaborate to attack T-cell resistant cancer cells
LabTalk Podcast - Phagocidal Macrophages: A New Battle Tactic Against Resistant Cancers
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | Nov 23, 2021 | 1 min read
The adaptive and innate immune responses collaborate to attack T-cell resistant cancer cells.
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Technique Talk: Live-Cell Imaging Strategies to Quantify Phagocytosis
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Sartorius | Sep 8, 2021 | 1 min read
Discover how to image and quantitate phagocytosis in real time
Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2016 | 2 min read
The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015 | 2 min read
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014 | 8 min read
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.
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