Category: Science

How a fever helps the immune system to battle infection

The fever that accompanies many infections prompts production of heat-shock proteins, which protect cells from cold, heat and other stresses. Credit: Vicky Kasala Productions/Getty Immunology 18 January 2019 One type of immune cell jumps...

How to make your podcast stand out in a crowded market

CAREER FEATURE 15 January 2019 Researchers are creating their own podcasts on topics ranging from exoplanets to graduate-student finances. Roberta Kwok Roberta Kwok is a freelance writer in Kirkland, Washington. Search for this author...

Scientific progress is built on failure

CAREER COLUMN 10 January 2019 Learning to handle failure is just part of scientific life, writes Eileen Parkes. Eileen Parkes Eileen Parkes is an early-career researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, studying the immune...