Reading Your Annotated Code: Mapping cytosine methylation with Nanopore sequencing

DNA methylation plays an important role in gene expression and cancer, and a new paper in Nature Methods presents a novel method for determining methylation sites using Nanopore sequencing.

If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

Broken DNA can put us on the path towards fixing cancer. Research by Peter Glazer and Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center suggests that carcinogenic mutations most current therapies aim to repair can instead serve as selecting agents for better drug targeting with DNA repair inhibitors.

Protecting Pancreatic Proteins

New research into the mechanism by which insulin is secreted from the cell, may provide insight into Type II diabetes and how his pathway is hindered affected individuals.

Printing Power Generators

Researchers at the University of Toronto have designed a technology that could make solar cells more effective and cheaper to produce.

The Clock Keeps Ticking: How the circadian clock helps regulate gene expression

Normal physiological function requires the periodic expression of genes corresponding roughly to a 24 hour cycle. Researchers from the University of California have investigated the molecular nature of the circadian clock responsible for coordinating activity levels of genes to the day-night cycle.

Deadlier Diseases

Yale Professor Paul Turner’s lab investigated the effect of rates of environmental change on virus mutation. The study results contribute to knowledge that will ultimately help scientists predict virus evolution and disease emergence, potentially preventing outbreaks and saving lives.

Brain on a Chip

How can you build a better chip? One place to start is the human brain; with its trillions of synaptic connections, the brain is a perfect model for a complicated circuit. A Yale researcher has designed a chip called TrueNorth that takes inspiration from the human brain.

Study of the Center of the Earth

Scientists may finally be able to model magnetic fields more efficiently in the lab, thanks to the development of eGaIn, a magnetic liquid metal with unprecedentedly high magnetic and conductive properties.

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Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Yale researchers have developed a small-scale, solar-powered water purification system using nanotechnology. The design, created in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center, is intended to provide clean water in off-grid scenarios, such as rural areas and disaster zones.

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