The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries

Eczema Patients Have a Unique Microbiome

Patients with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, have a unique skin microbiome. Knowing more about the relationship between the microbiome and skin conditions like eczema could result in novel, targeted therapies.

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler

Blast to the Past: Mapping Malaria’s Past

An international team of researchers used blood slides from the 1940s to analyze a parasite that causes malaria. Despite the limitations of the sample, the team, led by Carles Lalueza-Fox of Spain, produced genetic data that may provide insights into malaria’s behavior and migratory patterns.

Q&A: Three’s a Crowd—How can a baby have three parents?

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

Modeling Mars: Life-Supporting Earthquakes?

There’s a new hypothesis on the block related to the possibility of life on Mars.

A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

Using new analytics to understand tiny mineral crystals, a Yale G&G team has discovered evidence for the effect of volcanic activities on global climate. Because the zircon crystals that were investigated have a particularly long lifetime, this innovative technique carries potential for the future of climate change research.

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