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Yale Chemists Pave a New Path to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, but the Market May be a Problem

Yale Chemists Pave a New Path to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, but the Market May be a Problem

Yale chemists may have found a way to create a new class of antibiotics that could potentially change how we approach antibiotic development and combat antibiotic resistance. However, the biggest challenge to developing new antibiotics can be the economic potential

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The Third Reproductive Organ: Yale Study Reveals the Important of Bone Marrow in Successful Pregnancies

The Third Reproductive Organ: Yale Study Reveals the Important of Bone Marrow in Successful Pregnancies

What if some infertility problems are not just issues with the ovaries or uterus? After decades of groundbreaking research, Yale doctors Hugh S. Taylor and Reshef Tal have discovered that bone marrow might play a part in the success of

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Yale Study Investigates Biomarker that may Reveal PTSD Sufferers at Risk of Suicide

Yale Study Investigates Biomarker that may Reveal PTSD Sufferers at Risk of Suicide

More Americans are killing themselves every year than any time since the Second World War, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics. The rise in suicide rates is especially high among veterans suffering from post-traumatic

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Mosquitoes Survive

Mosquitoes Survive

It is an increasingly common and controversial strategy to reduce populations of  mosquitoes that can transmit dangerous diseases. But a new Yale study finds that it might not work and might actually make things worse. Oxitec, a commercial biotechnology company,

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Expanding Cancer Immunotherapy Targets

Expanding Cancer Immunotherapy Targets

The human immune system is an arsenal ready to fend off invading pathogens. In recent years, the emerging field of cancer immunotherapy has shown that the immune system can sometimes also fight cancer. Now Yale scientists headed by Sidi Chen,

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Yale Scientists Create Novel Framework to Detect Hidden Virus Outbreaks

Yale Scientists Create Novel Framework to Detect Hidden Virus Outbreaks

In 2016, a Zika epidemic raged across the Americas, leading to more than 1,263 reported infections. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to an increased risk of neurological complications in adults and children, and birth defects in

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A New Window into the Brain

A New Window into the Brain

If you have ever had an MRI or PET scan, you may have wondered how doctors interpret those images of your brain. For decades, they have used what is known as the Standard Cognitive Model (SCM) to study processes that

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Nature’s Electrical Engineers: The Discovery of Bacterial Nanowire Composition and Structure

Nature’s Electrical Engineers: The Discovery of Bacterial Nanowire Composition and Structure

Picture this: Mother Nature, safety glasses on, soldering iron in hand. If Mother Nature held any occupation, few would suggest that she would be an electrical engineer. Yet, the mere existence of Geobacter suggests that we should reconsider.Geobacter are common

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Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Many standard cancer treatments, like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, attempt to create damage in the DNA of cancer cells. Unfortunately, these treatments are often ineffective because cancer cells can respond by activating their DNA repair pathway, allowing them to fix their

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What’s That Smell?  Analyzing How Different Smells are Detected

What’s That Smell? Analyzing How Different Smells are Detected

Evolutionarily speaking, smell was the first sense to develop, and yet we still know so little about it. We measure light intensity in watts and sound in decibels, but measuring smell is more arduous because odor environments are exceedingly complex

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