science policy, immunology, developmental biology
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Catherine Offord | Aug 18, 2017
A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Aggie Mika | Aug 18, 2017
In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Bob Grant | Jul 24, 2017
Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Shawna Williams | Jul 21, 2017
A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.
UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor
UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2017
Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 17, 2017
The NIH budget, the nature of science, paternal age, and more
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Bob Grant | Jul 10, 2017
The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.
Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director
Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director
Aggie Mika | Jul 7, 2017
The pick—Georgia Public Health Commissioner and physician Brenda Fitzgerald—is an experienced public health leader, but lacks research chops.