Tag: "scout" at biology news
Failure of 'scout cells' may lead to cancer in transplant patients
...lls of the body. If the infection flares up again, scout
cells alert the memory T cells, which rapidly prol...resent study suggests that PTLD arises because the scout
cells can only weakly activate the memory T cells and stop their activation by other cells. VanBu...
Honeybee decision-making ability rivals any department committee
...ir flight muscles in preparation for takeoff. Each scout
does so by scrambling through the swarm cluster and briefly pressing its vibrating thorax against the other bees to stimulate them to activate their wing muscles. Once every bee has its thorax warmed to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, the swarm lifts off towa...
UT Southwestern researchers develop screening test for cells that activate immune system
...re on constant recon patrol throughout the body to scout
out cancerous or infected cells and alert the immune system. "Our assay is unique from other conventional ones in its sensitivity and cost- and time-efficiency," said Dr. Akira Takashima, professor of dermatology and vice chairman for research and h...
Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea
... Vieites is scheduled to travel to Korea in May to scout
the area, which is heavily populated and in the past has been nearly deforested. "The Korean people, already well sensitized to the importance of their natural heritage and the symbolic value of their previously known and beloved clawed salamander, ...