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Game of Sperms

Game of Sperms

Why do males in some species care for children that are not their own? A new Yale study explains the reasons behind these actions.

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The Twists And Turns Of Flowers

The Twists And Turns Of Flowers

A molecule in your jam plays a role in the twisting of flower petals. Yale Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Vivian Irish, studies how a genetic mutation causes epidermal cells and flower organs to twist.

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Something’s Fishy

Something’s Fishy

Diverse fish from Antarctica now face rising temperatures and increased competition from invading species.

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Oxytocin: Not just for women

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Discover how a previously considered maternal hormone, oxytocin, actually plays an important role in fathers as well.

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Q&A: Why is Sleep Important?

Q&A: Why is Sleep Important?

Sleep is key to our survival and well-being, but the exact reasons for its existence are unclear. Much research focuses on the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis, a proposed mechanism that balances synaptic growth and shrinkage to prevent brain damage and support learning.

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Q&A: Why did turtles come out of their shells?

Q&A: Why did turtles come out of their shells?

A study in Switzerland challenges our most basic understanding of the turtle, suggesting that it evolved head retraction as a means of predation rather than protection.

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No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have drawn a cellular map of the liver, bringing us one step closer to knowing where each of our 37 trillion cells lies in our bodies.

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Sex-Switching Frogs

Sex-Switching Frogs

Is road salt as safe as it seems? Researchers found that the salt is changing sex ratios in frogs, causing permanent alterations in the populations.

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Forgetting Cocaine

Forgetting Cocaine

A new Yale study has found a drug that helps rats block memories associated with cocaine.

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Deadlier Diseases

Deadlier Diseases

Yale Professor Paul Turner’s lab investigated the effect of rates of environmental change on virus mutation. The study results contribute to knowledge that will ultimately help scientists predict virus evolution and disease emergence, potentially preventing outbreaks and saving lives.

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