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Game of Sperms

Game of Sperms

Why do males in some species care for children that are not their own? A new Yale study explains the reasons behind these actions.

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Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

A new Yale study shows that a mismatch between sweetness and calories can fool the body’s metabolic system and interrupt digestion. What is the link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes?

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Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

A Yale-led study published in Science showed that a behavioral test could distinguish voice-hearers who need psychiatric treatment from those who don’t as well as predict the susceptibility of certain people to experiencing auditory hallucinations.

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A Reason to Make Cancer Cells Nervous

A Reason to Make Cancer Cells Nervous

An altered form of CRISPR has allowed a Yale-led team of scientists to identify not just the genes linked to the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, but the actual, specific combinations of genes that directly cause the cancer. They believe their approach can be applied to other cancers, thus enhancing the specificity and effectiveness of our treatments.

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Tetris as Therapy

Tetris as Therapy

Who would have guessed that the classic puzzle game Tetris could have applications in trauma treatment? Recent findings from a European group suggest that this may be the case.

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The Ancient Cellular Language

The Ancient Cellular Language

Yale researchers Ronald R. Breaker and James W. Nelson further explore a controversial idea regarding the beginnings of life on earth, called “The RNA World Hypothesis,” which proposes that the first cells were controlled entirely by RNA molecules before the creation of DNA or proteins.

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The Inflammation Question in Pregnancy

The Inflammation Question in Pregnancy

Inflammation during pregnancy is both essential and threatening. Researchers at Yale have uncovered the evolutionary history of this paradoxical response and believe it to be the next step in improving assisted reproductive technologies.

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Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Tumor imaging can help clinicians assess a patient’s response to cancer treatment. Yale Professor D.S. Fahmeed Hyder and his colleagues have developed a technique to more precisely image brain tumors by measuring extracellular pH.

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Decoding the Largest Mammalian Genome

Decoding the Largest Mammalian Genome

Think that you have a large genome? Think again. The red vizcacha rat from Argentina is known to have a genome size almost three times larger than that of humans, and researchers have unearthed new data about this intriguing phenomenon.

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Oxytocin: Not just for women

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Discover how a previously considered maternal hormone, oxytocin, actually plays an important role in fathers as well.

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