physiology, neuroscience, immunology
Sweet Trick, Hawkmoths
Sweet Trick, Hawkmoths
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2017
The fast-flying insects convert sugars from nectar into antioxidants, which can help heal the oxidative damage suffered by their hard-working muscles.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2017
In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 10, 2017
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2017
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
Image of the Day: Long-Distance Messaging
The Scientist Staff | Apr 6, 2017
After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.
Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?
Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease?
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 6, 2017
A common, seemingly benign human virus can trigger an immune response that leads to celiac disease in a mouse model, researchers show. 
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 2, 2017
Following treatment with a migraine drug, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information through eyes transplanted onto their tails.
Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies
Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of Immunotherapies
Rachel Berkowitz | Apr 1, 2017
Using biocompatible polymers to carry cancer immune therapies directly to the tumor
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Stephen P. Schoenberger and Ezra Cohen | Apr 1, 2017
Tumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.