ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
a small black mouse sits next to an obese black mouse on a white background
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

white blood cells
neutrobots, neutrophils, white blood cells, microrobots, nanorobots, microbots, glioma, brain cancer, paclitaxel, magnetic, swarm, mice
Microscopic Robots Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Asher Jones | Mar 30, 2021 | 5 min read
Researchers turned white blood cells called neutrophils into drug-smuggling “neutrobots,” which penetrated the blood-brain barrier to treat brain cancer in mice.
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 1, 2020 | 8 min read
There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019 | 1 min read
Neutrophil extracellular traps may hold clues to the cause of skin lesions in patients with a painful condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019 | 3 min read
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
A fluorescence micrograph showing antibody-secreting mouse lymphocytes in white and conduits made of collagen in green
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Shawna Williams | Nov 19, 2018 | 1 min read
Collagen tunnels through mouse lymph nodes ferry antibodies into the bloodstream.
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018 | 2 min read
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015 | 2 min read
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
Molly Sharlach | Dec 17, 2014 | 1 min read
Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.
In Old Blood
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2014 | 4 min read
The body of a supercentenarian expands science’s appreciation for the physiological limits of aging.
Aged Wisdom
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2014 | 1 min read
Supercentenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper appeared on CNN in 2009, before donating her body to science and yielding insights into her remarkable longevity.
ADVERTISEMENT