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Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

🕔13:19, 9.May 2015

Evolution as we know it is driven by mutations in genes. But researchers at Yale were curious about what surrounds a gene. That is, how does a whole gene network evolve?

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Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

🕔20:11, 29.Mar 2015

A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.

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Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

🕔19:28, 29.Mar 2015

Hormones — powerful yet puzzling signaling molecules — are as historical as they are chemical. In a thought-provoking documentary by BBC, renowned endocrinologist John Wass traces the 300-year history behind hormones.

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A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

🕔22:48, 5.Mar 2015

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is in almost every part of our modern world, but we know relatively little about the effects that this chemical has on our cognitive functions. Recent findings from a team led by Dr. John Elsworth suggest that BPA may affect our working memory

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A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

🕔14:03, 18.Jan 2015

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have recently discovered a way to find out in only one minute if you’ve been eating your fruits and vegetables. You might want to think again before sugarcoating your diet to your doctor next time.

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The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

🕔14:01, 18.Jan 2015

Herpes Simple Virus Type II is capable of eluding vaccines that utilize the body’s adaptive immune response. Yale Professor of Immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki and her research group have discovered a network of immune cells that provides sustained protection at the site of infection, suggesting a more effective approach to vaccine development.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

🕔13:39, 18.Jan 2015

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in superbugs worldwide. But first, the mystery surrounding antibiotics must be solved.

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Dragging HIV into the Limelight: Exposing the Anatomy of the World’s Leading Infectious Killer

Dragging HIV into the Limelight: Exposing the Anatomy of the World’s Leading Infectious Killer

🕔12:31, 30.Dec 2014

A team of researchers recently elucidated the structure and dynamics of the HIV fusion machine, which the virus uses to infect human beings. This exciting discovery, published in both Science and Nature, is a potential breakthrough for HIV vaccine development.

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Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

🕔22:40, 1.Jul 2014

Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.

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Males vs. Females: Recovering from Cocaine Addictions

Males vs. Females: Recovering from Cocaine Addictions

🕔20:53, 16.Apr 2014

Scientists at Yale University, led by Dr. Rajita Sinha, have shown that males and females respond differently to cocaine addiction treatment. Females have higher rates of success on various drugs while males are harder to treat.

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