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A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

Kevin Wang January 18, 2015 0

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

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The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

Patrick Demkowicz January 18, 2015 0

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

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Blake Smith January 18, 2015 0

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

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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

Kevin Wang December 30, 2014 0

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

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Males vs. Females: Recovering from Cocaine Addictions

Males vs. Females: Recovering from Cocaine Addictions

Elena Malloy April 16, 2014 0

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

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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

Zachary Miller December 23, 2013 Comments Off

“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

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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

Jayanth Krishnan December 21, 2013 Comments Off

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

Jiahe Gu December 20, 2013 Comments Off

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

Julia Rothchild April 1, 2013 Comments Off

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

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Professor Joan Steitz Honored As Role Model For Women Scientists

Professor Joan Steitz Honored As Role Model For Women Scientists

Anny Dow October 31, 2012 Comments Off

Professor Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, recently received two major awards for her achievements as a woman scientist

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