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Posts From Cheryl Mai

Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Yale researchers develop a nanoparticle delivery system that releases a siRNA capable of protecting transplanted organs from rejection by the immune system. The nanoparticles have the potential to inhibit immune system’s recognition of transplants.

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Small Ponds, Large Emissions

Small Ponds, Large Emissions

During mid-February, a warm breeze rushes by instead of an expected snow flurry. It should be no surprise that human activities – such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation – are partially to blame for increasingly warm temperatures.

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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

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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Banned Weight-Loss Drug Repurposed for Diabetes

Banned Weight-Loss Drug Repurposed for Diabetes

The molecule behind a weight-loss pill banned in 1938 is making a comeback. Professor Gerald Shulman and his research team have made strides to reintroduce 2,4 dinitrophenol (DNP), a once toxic weight-loss molecule, as a potential new treatment for type

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