The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

🕔01:04, 22.Apr 2016

A team of researchers spanning multiple universities, led by Yale Professor Andre Levchenko, has experimentally quantified some of the methods by which cells communicate.

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I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

🕔00:49, 22.Apr 2016

Atypical of individuals with autism, girls at risk for this disorder seem to focus on social stimuli even more than normal children. The protective effects observed might alter the way we view the disorder.

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What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

🕔19:30, 5.Apr 2016

Neuroscientists, curious about what generosity looks like in the brain, tell a story of how emotional processing and mirror neurons might encourage social behavior.

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The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

🕔19:13, 5.Apr 2016

While eating and drinking, we can only taste and smell our food when we exhale. A collaboration between Yale School of Medicine’s Shepherd Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design reveals the physiological phenomenon behind this.

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Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

🕔19:05, 5.Apr 2016

Think you’re beach ready? Read this first! Yale researchers have developed a new sunblock formula which, unlike typical sunblock, does not sink into the skin and alter DNA.

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Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

🕔18:58, 5.Apr 2016

Are we living in a sixth mass extinction? Maybe not. But we might be able to define modern ecological crises by looking at fossil records and how rare species are today, according to researchers at Yale, Vanderbilt, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

🕔18:40, 5.Apr 2016

A recent study led by Yale researchers indicates that the hormone FGF21 may help protect against the collapse of the immune system with age by preventing the degradation of the thymus. This discovery may offer a promising treatment for improving immunity in the elderly, as well as for helping cancer patients following bone marrow transplants.

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Sniffing Out Alzheimer’s: Olfaction as a Diagnostic and Research Tool

Sniffing Out Alzheimer’s: Olfaction as a Diagnostic and Research Tool

🕔00:26, 3.Apr 2016

The sense of smell has often provided us valuable insights into disease progression and treatments. Now, a recent study has shown that changes in the smell of one’s urine can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

🕔23:59, 2.Apr 2016

You may have never heard of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel, but it is indispensable to our modern healthcare system. It sits on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and its annual sales surpassed one billion dollars in 2000.

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Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

🕔23:10, 2.Apr 2016

If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration

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