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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

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

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

“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

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

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

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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Professor Joan Steitz Honored As Role Model For Women Scientists

Professor Joan Steitz Honored As Role Model For Women Scientists

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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Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Dr. Ian Berke and Professor Yorgo Modis have demonstrated that MDA5, a viral RNA sensor, discriminates against short RNAs by forming filaments.

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Why Boys are Not Girls

Why Boys are Not Girls

A Molecular Perspective

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Yale Researchers Accidentally Discover Fluoride Genetic Response Mechanism

Yale Researchers Accidentally Discover Fluoride Genetic Response Mechanism

Yale Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Ronald Breaker and his group have recently determined the function of a previously unknown pervasive fluoride riboswitch.

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