Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

physiology, cell & molecular biology, immunology, ecology
Image of the Day: Fly Eye
Image of the Day: Fly Eye
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
See a developing Drosophila eye.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Laura Bowers Works to Sever the Link Between Obesity and Cancer
Shawna Williams | Jul 15, 2019
The Purdue University nutrition researcher delves into the details of how fat tissue affects tumors.
Researchers Identify Gut Microbes to Help Malnourished Kids Recover
Researchers Identify Gut Microbes to Help Malnourished Kids Recover
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 12, 2019
Calories aren’t enough to correct malnourishment, but eating foods that spur specific microbes to grow in the gut can.
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2019
Animal studies and a few small clinical trials show it’s possible to get commensal microbes to protect against bone loss, rather than contribute to it.
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Abby Olena | Jul 11, 2019
Five independent groups got different results in a drug-response experiment, despite sharing protocols, reagents, and cell lines. The researchers identify technical variables that could be to blame.
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
Ruth Williams | Jul 10, 2019
A study in patients identifies a nontraditional immune pathway that can cause a severe reaction to anesthetic drugs.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.