Balancing act

The immune system

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Brain attack

An explanation for a mental illness that strikes out of the blue

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Take that

How you clobber the flu Infection A brief tour of the immune system

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The swashbuckler

How Mark Davis snared a gene and explained one of our immune system’s greatest mysteries

Letter from the Dean

Let’s focus on humans

In 2008, Stanford immunologist Mark Davis, frustrated that virtually none of the advances in basic immunology had been incorporated into standard medical practice, wrote a polemic against the reigning mouse model. Efficient, small and amenable to the most advanced tools of genetic engineering, the mouse is at the center of modern biomedical research. And while […]



Pain drain

The brain mechanism behind chronic pain’s sapping of motivation

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