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Pathogen or Protector? Salmonella Slams Cancer

Pathogen or Protector? Salmonella Slams Cancer

Synthetic biology, an emerging and fascinating field at the crossroads of natural and technical science, once served only as fodder for sci-fi films. And while it’s doubtful that scientists are working on the next Frankenstein, the field has since progressed

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BPA-Free Isn’t Always Better: The dangers of BPS, a BPA substitute

BPA-Free Isn’t Always Better: The dangers of BPS, a BPA substitute

In the early 1950s, manufacturers began to use the compound bisphenol A—more colloquially known as BPA—as a strengthening agent in commercial plastics. It wasn’t until forty years later that researchers began to suspect that synthetic chemicals like BPA could disrupt

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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

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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ARMs Fight Cancer: A new class of synthetic molecules combats prostate cancer

ARMs Fight Cancer: A new class of synthetic molecules combats prostate cancer

Yale researchers led by professor David Spiegel have developed ARMs, a new class of chemicals that can be used to treat prostate cancer and other diseases.

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How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

Researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom have discovered that humans perceive the color yellow at lower wavelengths in the summer than in the winter.

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