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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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An Alarmone Unveiled: New Research Shows How Genes and Environment Interact in Bacteria

An Alarmone Unveiled: New Research Shows How Genes and Environment Interact in Bacteria

🕔23:48, 23.Dec 2013

“A small molecule found in bacteria and plants is capable of causing major changes in gene expression in response to environmental conditions. Researchers in the Steitz Lab at Yale have solved a long-standing puzzle by figuring out how it works.”

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What’s in Your Buffer DOES Matter! Loria Lab Detects that Solutes Influence Motions of Enzymes

What’s in Your Buffer DOES Matter! Loria Lab Detects that Solutes Influence Motions of Enzymes

🕔19:44, 21.Dec 2013

It turns out that small molecules from your buffer can alter millisecond motions of enzymes. A recent study conducted by the Loria lab demonstrates this phenomenon and emphasizes how buffers can confound biochemical experimentation.

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Joan A. Steitz Receives the Grande Médaille

Joan A. Steitz Receives the Grande Médaille

🕔23:39, 20.Dec 2013

Professor Joan A. Steitz has been selected to receive the 2013 Grande Médaille from the French Academy of Sciences.

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A Genetic Light Switch: Riboswitches Shed Light on the History of Life

A Genetic Light Switch: Riboswitches Shed Light on the History of Life

🕔19:52, 1.Apr 2013

Yale Professor Ronald Breaker is investigating and isolating regulatory mechanisms hidden in sections of RNA previously labeled as “junk.” His study of these mechanisms, called riboswitches, is yielding a better understanding of the evolutionary history of life on earth.

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