Recently, Dr. Frank Slack, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, made further breakthroughs working with these miRNA molecules, specifically with the let-7 miRNA and its use as a lung tumor-suppressor.
Professor Anna M. Pyle recently led a group of researchers who solved the structure of the group II splicing intron, a molecule responsible for diversifying the world’s most ancient organisms.
Last year, a team led by Professor Craig Crews of Departments of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, and Chemistry) stumbled onto an herb that could potentially be of use in treating Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).
Last March, Sun Lee, SY ’09, found herself with fourteen other Yalies, a professor, and a guide in the rainforest of Peru, slashing her way through the underbrush in search of plants. As part of the Rain Forest Expedition course,
It is estimated that nowadays only a third of American eighth-graders can read proficiently and up to twenty percent of youths have some sort of reading disability. Moreover, students lacking in basic reading comprehension skills often struggle in other academic
Last year, statins made headlines when they appeared on Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s 20 Best Selling Drugs.” Pfizer’s Lipitor came in first place with a whopping $8.4 billion worth of sales, and Merck’s Zocor came in second with $4.4
In the past decade, the unearthing of small RNAs led to an explosion in the fields of biomedical research and medicine, and was dubbed the “Breakthrough of the Year” by Science magazine.