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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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Engineering Living Proteins

Engineering Living Proteins

Yale University researchers, led by Professor Dieter Söll, have developed a method of synthesizing phosphorylated proteins by engineering the genetic code of E. coli to include phosphoserine.

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What Causes “Asian Glow?”

What Causes “Asian Glow?”

The Alcohol Flush Reaction, commonly known as Asian Glow, is identified by flushing of the face after consuming alcohol and is caused by a deficient enzyme in the liver.

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Is MSG Bad for You?

Is MSG Bad for You?

MSG: Is it an appetizing additive or delectable danger?

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Novel Ways of Combating Tuberculosis: Hopes for a Better Treatment

Novel Ways of Combating Tuberculosis: Hopes for a Better Treatment

A Yale research team led by Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate and Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, has discovered how a family of tuberculosis-fighting antibiotics combats tuberculosis (TB). This discovery may pave the way for new antibiotics that can

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How is lactaid milk made?

How is lactaid milk made?

Recently, the undergraduate Yale blog entitled “CrossCampus” uncovered a scandal in one of the undergraduate dining halls: the dining hall was serving expired lactaid milk. But what exactly is lactaid milk, how is it made, and is it more prone

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On-Off Switch Controls Cancer

On-Off Switch Controls Cancer

A significant stride has been made with the recent discovery that tumorigenesis may be controlled by an endogenous molecular “on-off ” switch.

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Jon Russell

Jon Russell

How did Russell, a transplant from the forests of Scarborough, Maine, grow into his role here at Yale?

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