research misconduct, immunology
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Ed Yong | Dec 1, 2013
Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.
Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
Antifungal Permits Flu?
Antifungal Permits Flu?
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2013
A common fungus-fighting drug increases the susceptibility of mice to influenza infections.
Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies
Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies
Tracy Vence | Nov 21, 2013
Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.
HIV’s Stealth Revealed
HIV’s Stealth Revealed
Ed Yong | Nov 21, 2013
HIV-1 evades the immune system with a protein shield, which can be lifted.
T cells and Transplantation
T cells and Transplantation
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2013
Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.
Time for T cells
Time for T cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 7, 2013
Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 
Frisky Fruit Flies
Frisky Fruit Flies
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.
It’s in the Genes
It’s in the Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.