research misconduct, immunology
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Skin-Deep Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.
Neuroscientist Guilty of Misconduct
Hannah Waters | Feb 28, 2012
Michael Miller is found guilty of research misconduct, having misconstrued data in four NIH grants, two papers, and one manuscript.
Switching the Bait
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Is India Polio Free?
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 12, 2012
This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.
Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines
Ruth Williams | Jan 4, 2012
An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
No Mo’ Slow Flow
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 1, 2012
Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.