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Immune response mechanism described for fate determination of T cells

After a pathogen infects the body, the immune system responds with a remarkable — and remarkably complicated — cascade of events. Some immune cells, called lymphocytes, migrate to the site of infection; others migrate to areas of the lymph node where antibody production can begin. Profuse signaling among immune cells ... Read More »

Building the sustainable cities of the future

Earlier this year, a report from by United Nations predicted that 2.5 billion people will be living in cities by 2050; that’s two out of every three people on the planet. While that of course means cities will become increasingly diverse, the demand on resources and services, such as food, ... Read More »

How a virus destabilizes the genome

New insights into how Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) induces genome instability and promotes cell proliferation could lead to the development of novel antiviral therapies for KSHV-associated cancers, according to a study published September 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Erle Robertson of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues. ... Read More »

Weather forecasting sheds light on where and when birds will fly

Using a combination of AI and weather forecasting can help scientists to predict the movements of millions of birds and support their conservation goals, according to new Oxford University research. Conducted in collaboration with Cornell University, the study — published in the journal Science — reports that scientists can now ... Read More »

Scientific institutions continue to lag behind the #TimesUp movement

Scientific and medical institutions must fundamentally reconsider how they address sexual harassment in the workplace, three national leaders in gender equity in medicine argue in a Perspective published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The viewpoint comes in response to publication of a report by the National Academies ... Read More »