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Hot Wings: Drosophila wings that double as a taste organ and sexual circuitry

Hot Wings: Drosophila wings that double as a taste organ and sexual circuitry

There are only three kinds of organisms known to have wings that are functional for flights—birds, insects, and bats. Even today, wings are often thought of as nothing more than appendages allowing organisms to fly. However, in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit

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Killing Cancerous Cells: Using Genetically Engineered T-Cells to Target Tumors

Killing Cancerous Cells: Using Genetically Engineered T-Cells to Target Tumors

Cancer is estimated to affect forty percent of individuals in the United States at some point in their lifetimes. Cancer is marked by rapid, unchecked cell growth and proliferation, which has led researchers to investigate and refine cytotoxic, or cell-killing,

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Repairing Tissue with Sleeping Cells: How Stromal and Fibroblast Cocultures Encourage Blood Vessel Formation

Repairing Tissue with Sleeping Cells: How Stromal and Fibroblast Cocultures Encourage Blood Vessel Formation

Wound healing and tissue repair often require the growth of new tissue. However, the main issue with current methods of tissue engineering is developing an adequate vasculature network to support it. Newly created tissues require the growth of a robust

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The Frogs in Your Suburb: Suburbanization increases the prevalence of deadly infections in frogs

The Frogs in Your Suburb: Suburbanization increases the prevalence of deadly infections in frogs

Since its rise in the 1950s, suburbanization has become a defining part of American culture, with fifty-two percent of Americans living in suburbs as of 2017. Despite their popularity, these seemingly picture-perfect neighborhoods are, in reality, fraught with a long

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Cellular Forces Altering the Extracellular Matrix

Cellular Forces Altering the Extracellular Matrix

Through biophysics, a field that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biological processes, researchers have been able to make great progress in understanding cells, the building blocks of our lives. In studying the underlying biophysics and mechanics of

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Changing A Memory: How Retroactive Interference Can Alter Memories

Changing A Memory: How Retroactive Interference Can Alter Memories

We typically give little thought to the objects we interact with daily, whether that be setting down a water bottle, putting on shoes, or grabbing a backpack. There are two contexts that surrounds these objects: mental and physical. The physical

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Reductionism Sparks Expansion: Microbiome Profiling Analysis

Reductionism Sparks Expansion: Microbiome Profiling Analysis

Most of us have heard of good bacteria or, perhaps on a whim, have bought probiotics that contribute to the multi-billion dollar ‘gut health’ industry. These are references to some of the microorganisms, the sum of which are called the

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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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