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The Scientist

Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis

Researchers find diverse ways that the molecules can regulate cancer’s spread.

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Nature

Shapeshifters in cancer: How some tumor cells change phenotype to evade therapy

Nature Medicine
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The Scientist

Immune System Maintains Brain Health

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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National Public Radio

To Fight Off Diabetes, Latina Women Find Power In A Group

The goal is to intervene early so that fewer Latino women develop Type 2 diabetes.

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The Scientist

Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified

Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

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The Scientist

Who Is Immune to Zika?

Researchers tap into ongoing dengue studies to improve antibody-based diagnostic tests for Zika and address unanswered questions about the emerging virus’s epidemiology.

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The Scientist

More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials

Researchers show three vaccines protect nonhuman primates from infection.

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The Scientist

Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome

Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.

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The Scientist

Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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The Scientist

Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.

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The Scientist

Holding Their Ground

To protect the global food supply, scientists want to understand—and enhance—plants’ natural resistance to pathogens.

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The Scientist

Single Antibody Protects Macaques from Ebola

The “just right” binding properties of a monoclonal antibody from an Ebolavirus survivor help it neutralize the virus.