rare diseases, immunology, culture
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
Art’s Diagnosticians
Art’s Diagnosticians
Abby Olena | Jun 12, 2017
Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.
Pinpointing the Culprit
Pinpointing the Culprit
Rachel Berkowitz | Jun 1, 2017
Identifying immune cell subsets with CyTOF
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Andrea Anderson | Jun 1, 2017
In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
Robert Sapolsky | Jun 1, 2017
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
Book Excerpt from <em>Behave</em>
Book Excerpt from Behave
Robert Sapolsky | May 31, 2017
In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.
Infographic: A Body Without FoodInfographic: A Body Without Food
Infographic: A Body Without Food
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.
Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut
Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2017
A look at how gluten affects patients with celiac disease
Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?
Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?
Erin Biba | May 15, 2017
Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.
Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies
Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017
Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.