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Posts From Milana Bochkur Dratver

Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Undergraduate Profile Maheen Zakaria (ES ’17): Pakistani Philanthropic Prodigy

Born and raised in Pakistan, Maheen Zakaria ES ’17 has loved science for as long as she can remember. In Pakistan, students decide what “track” they want to pursue in life in middle school, and without hesitation, she chose science.

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

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

For parents whose children are at risk of inheriting a mitochondrial disorder, genetic material from a third person can help them conceive a healthy child. Mitochondria are maternally inherited organelles, so if a mother’s mitochondrial DNA is mutated, her children

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Q&A: Are our phones and books hurting our eyesight?

Q&A: Are our phones and books hurting our eyesight?

Fifty percent of the world’s population may suffer from nearsightedness, or myopia, by the year 2050 according to a recent study authored in part by researcher Kovin Naidoo. Naidoo believes a change in our daily environments is driving this change.

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Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

Researchers at Yale use organic chemistry techniques to answer critical biological questions, such as how drug-resistant bacteria evade the immune system.

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East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials

East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials

A Yale professor brings an ancient remedy to the forefront, showing that traditional herbs can combat cancer.

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Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

A team of researchers across multiple institutions has conducted a four-year study which illuminates the benefits of the HPV vaccine. The study’s key finding revealed a significant decrease in precancerous lesions among women who received the vaccine.

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Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

A team of researchers across disciplines at Yale has invented a new semiconductor laser that will help improve biomedical imaging capabilities.

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.

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Crystallography Yields New Insights on HIV Resistance Protein

Crystallography Yields New Insights on HIV Resistance Protein

Since identifying HIV in the mid-1980s, scientists have been trying to better understand the enigmatic qualities of this virus. Current research is approaching the issue by trying to more precisely characterize the relationship between the virus and the body. Researchers

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