Arthritis & Rheumatism

Points to consider when using interferon assays

Interferons are type of protein called a cytokine. They have important roles in the immune system. Interferons are split into three distinct families—Type I, Type II, and Type III. Due to their role in autoimmunity, Type ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people struggle to believe that animals are capable of feelings

Scientific advances are forever revealing signs of sophisticated mental capacities in animals that were once thought to be uniquely human—in particular that animals are "sentient," capable of feeling emotions, and experiencing ...

Medical research

The case for female mice in neuroscience research

Mice have long been a central part of neuroscience research, providing a flexible model that scientists can control and study to learn more about the intricate inner workings of the brain. Historically, researchers have favored ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What can network theory offer public health?

If it were up to engineering, everything would be optimized. Efficiency would rule, and the best available outcomes would frictionlessly elevate scientific research, live at our fingertips and shape our surroundings.


Your gut's microbiome, on a chip

The gut is one of the most complex organs in the body. Inside, it teems with a diverse microbial population that interacts and cooperates with intestinal cells to digest food and drugs. Disruptions in this microbiome have ...

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