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Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms
A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.
Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms
Opioids Recruit the Immune System to Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.

A study finds that T cells induced by heroin cross the blood-brain barrier to wreak havoc on the brain, hinting at new ways to prevent withdrawal.

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Infographic: How Immunology Can Influence Pregnancy Outcomes
Tobias R. Kollmann, Arnaud Marchant, and Sing Sing Way | Nov 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Pregnancy-induced changes in the immune system are key to a successful birth. Understanding those changes could allow researchers to protect both mother and child.
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Modulating Immunity to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes
Tobias R. Kollmann, Arnaud Marchant, and Sing Sing Way | Nov 14, 2022 | 10+ min read
Aberrant immune activation, the main cause of prematurity and stillbirths, could be preventable through interventions such as maternal vaccination. 
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New Insight into Brain Inflammation Inspires New Hope for Epilepsy Treatment 
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 3 min read
Clinicians and researchers teamed up to investigate how inappropriate proinflammatory mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of drug-refractory epilepsy.
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Skin Bacteria May Trigger Lupus: Mouse Study
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Oct 28, 2022 | 3 min read
Staphylococcus aureus appears to be the culprit.
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Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Sep 28, 2022 | 10+ min read
Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  
Neoantigen Prediction for Precision Immunotherapies
Neoantigen Prediction for Precision Immunotherapies 
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn about the tools and resources researchers use to define, discover, and deploy anti-tumor immunotherapies.
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Immunotherapy Treats Fibrosis in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Sep 15, 2022 | 4 min read
Researchers report that vaccination against proteins found on profibrotic cells reduced liver and lung fibrosis in laboratory rodents.
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Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System
Margaret Osborne | Jun 21, 2022 | 4 min read
Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.
Discover how counterflow centrifugation streamlines cell therapy workflows
Closed Cell Processing Systems for Cell Therapy Workflows
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Closed systems increase cell therapy manufacturing process efficiency.
A small, brown mouse runs on a narrow, miniature treadmill
How Exercise Helps Mice Fight Pancreatic Cancer
Dan Robitzski | Jun 15, 2022 | 5 min read
A study reveals a molecular pathway linking exercise to an amped-up immune response to pancreatic cancer and greater responsiveness to treatment.
Illustration showing rod-shaped Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of a person with tuberculosis
Delayed T cell Response Allows Tuberculosis to Gain Foothold in Monkeys
Anna Napolitano | Jun 1, 2022 | 5 min read
The results could help guide the design of new vaccines for the disease.
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Breast Cancer Cells Retrain T Cells to Invade Specific Tissues
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 3 min read
Scientists discover tumor-associated T cells that drive breast cancer metastasis to lymph nodes.
Tiliqua rugosa, sleepy lizard, on reddish soil in western Australia
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Hannah Thomasy | May 10, 2022 | 4 min read
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
A stained tissue sample of metastatic pancreatic cancer
Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Amanda Heidt | Mar 24, 2022 | 3 min read
Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system, researchers report.
Explore the importance of cellular diversity in health and disease through single cell resolution.
Single Cell Resolution Reveals Cellular Diversity
The Scientist Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Access to single cell resolution reveals new insights into how the human body and its cells operate during health and disease.
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Genetically Altered Mice Harness Benefits of Calorie Restriction  
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Feb 11, 2022 | 4 min read
A study identifies a gene that appears to be partially responsible for the health effects of a limited diet.
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CAR T Cells Mend Broken Mouse Hearts
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Jan 6, 2022 | 4 min read
Specialized immune cells generated in vivo reduce cardiac scar tissue in mice, a new study shows.
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COVID-19 Vaccines Induce Better Long-Term Immunity than Infection
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 3 min read
For the first time, researchers performed a head-to head longitudinal study comparing the immune response elicited by mRNA and traditional COVID-19 vaccines to primary infections.
Scanning electron micrograph showing cancer cell attached to T call via nanotube
Cancer Cell Nanotubes Hijack Mitochondria from Immune Sentinels
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Nov 30, 2021 | 3 min read
The mitochondria stolen via these tiny connections give tumor cells a metabolic boost while the T cells are left weakened, according to in vitro experiments.
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