Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria

The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.

The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.

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Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019
Neutrophil extracellular traps may hold clues to the cause of skin lesions in patients with a painful condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Shawna Williams | Nov 19, 2018
Collagen tunnels through mouse lymph nodes ferry antibodies into the bloodstream.
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
“Father of Modern Hematology” Dies
“Father of Modern Hematology” Dies
Molly Sharlach | Dec 17, 2014
Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.
Aged Wisdom
Aged Wisdom
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2014
Supercentenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper appeared on CNN in 2009, before donating her body to science and yielding insights into her remarkable longevity.
In Old Blood
In Old Blood
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2014
The body of a supercentenarian expands science’s appreciation for the physiological limits of aging.