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Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

🕔23:35, 3.Feb 2016

Proteins accomplish some of the most complex biological mechanisms in the human body. They form the basis of the immune system. They are responsible for muscle contraction. They allow for gene expression. Now, scientists aim to create a new class

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔15:42, 2.Feb 2016

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.

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Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

🕔20:11, 29.Mar 2015

A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

🕔22:53, 18.Jan 2015

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

🕔22:41, 18.Jan 2015

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

🕔16:29, 18.Jan 2015

Recently, a team of 146 scientists unraveled the genome of the tsetse fly, the vector of a lethal disease called sleeping sickness. With this new genetic information, many scientists have proposed innovative solutions to protect the 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected by this disease.

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

🕔14:23, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.

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A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

🕔14:07, 18.Jan 2015

Yeast cells use the same exact proteins in endocytosis as human cells do for cell motility, and Thomas Pollard’s team has made great strides in observing yeast cell behavior using quantitative microscopes.

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Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

🕔14:03, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale-led group discovers and characterizes an ancient carnivorous crustaceous using high-tech methods.

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A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

🕔14:03, 18.Jan 2015

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 before sugarcoating your diet to your doctor next time.

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