Back to homepage

Health and Neuro

Novel Neurons

Novel Neurons

What makes up your mind? Nothing is closer to us than our brains, but their complicated workings make understanding them no easy task. Billions of specialized cells called neurons work together, each using a combination of electrical and chemical signals

Read Full Article
Proteins, Proteomes, and Phosphorylation

Proteins, Proteomes, and Phosphorylation

How Hi-P brings a new way to study protein-protein interactions We use proteins for everything. Although they are most commonly known for fueling muscle growth, these large molecules are responsible for carrying out fundamental processes of life. Proteins can be

Read Full Article

Placentas, Pathways, and Pregnancy Complications

Study of Antiphospholipid Antibody Effect on Human Trophoblasts Reveals Striking Findings How can a minuscule, Y-shaped biological molecule provoke inflammation so drastic and dangerous as to end a pregnancy? A June study conducted by members in the lab of Vikki

Read Full Article
The Origin of (Cell) Species

The Origin of (Cell) Species

Evolution of a novel cell type through rewiring an ancestral stress response What can opossums tell us about humans? By comparing these species, a research team from Yale University—led by Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Sciences Eric Erkenbrack—has shed some

Read Full Article
Defining Diversity in Patient Response:

Defining Diversity in Patient Response:

Differences in CAR T-cell populations shed light on treatment efficacy In a recent study published in Blood, scientists have begun to explain why CAR T-cell therapy is more effective for some patients than others. This research—a collaboration between Kite Pharma,

Read Full Article
Human Retinas Grown in the Lab

Human Retinas Grown in the Lab

The role of thyroid hormone and in cone cell development The sprawling red, orange, and yellow trees on Yale’s campus in the Fall are a treat to our visual senses, thanks to the photoreceptor cells in our eyes known as

Read Full Article
Microbiome Thieves

Microbiome Thieves

Some gut bacteria in steal essential nutrients from our bodies As humans, we are never truly alone. Living inside our organs are millions of bacteria, collectively referred to as our microbiome, that help us carry out essential life processes. The

Read Full Article
Modeling Lungs for a New Cure

Modeling Lungs for a New Cure

How researchers are demystifying complex lung diseases using models It’s a diagnosis that stumps even the best of doctors. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis begins with a small cough and progresses over time to stop lung function—so much so, that patients cannot

Read Full Article
Double Trouble: Inhibiting an Inhibitor to Treat Tumors

Double Trouble: Inhibiting an Inhibitor to Treat Tumors

A Potential Treatment for Colorectal Cancers Imagine two twins who, though identical in every respect from height to facial features, differ in a single gene. One twin has it, the other does not. Yet, the cascade effect is staggering—just one

Read Full Article
One Neuron Remembering a Memory

One Neuron Remembering a Memory

Most people prefer sitting in a room with AC than sitting in a hot field.  Research scientist Josh Hawk and his team study the neural mechanisms behind remembering and acting upon temperature preference memories like these, except they study this

Read Full Article