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Exploring Microbial Diversity: Exposure to Fungi Reduces Likelihood of Asthma

Exploring Microbial Diversity: Exposure to Fungi Reduces Likelihood of Asthma

Stephanie Mao July 1, 2014 0

A new study led by doctoral student Karen Dannemiller correlates low fungal diversity with an increased likelihood for asthma development in children

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Jack Frost’s Invisible Hand: The Surprising Effects of Cold on the Human Body

Jack Frost’s Invisible Hand: The Surprising Effects of Cold on the Human Body

Tessa Adler April 25, 2014 0

This year, the cold has been much more than a mere nuisance, given the early-January polar vortex that affected many Americans.  When temperatures drop, the shivers, the goosebumps, and the numb fingers are all

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Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Caroline Ayinon April 25, 2014 0

Identical twins share exactly the same genome, and are usually raised under the same conditions during the early parts of their lives. Thus, it is not surprising that identical twins share strikingly similar physical

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Chew, Gulp, Push

Chew, Gulp, Push

Kevin Wang April 18, 2014 0

We gulp dozens of times each day. We swallow our food and we swallow our beverages, unaware of the evolutionary wonder that is the alimentary canal. Mary Roach, author of the best-seller Stiff, dives

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Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Zachary Miller April 13, 2014 0

Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.

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No Need for Neuron Loss?

No Need for Neuron Loss?

Lisa Zheng April 13, 2014 0

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may

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Using Life’s Code to Rewrite the Genome

Using Life’s Code to Rewrite the Genome

Blake Smith April 13, 2014 0

A recent study is pushing new frontiers in the field of synthetic biology. Scientists have been able to successfully recode the entire genome of an E. coli bacterium, opening up vast commercial applications for

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Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Austin Igelman April 11, 2014 0

Sterling Professor of Genetics Richard Lifton has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research on the genes and biochemical mechanisms of hypertension

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Oxytocin Observed to Ameliorate Autism

Oxytocin Observed to Ameliorate Autism

Jiahe Gu April 11, 2014 0

Yale School of Medicine research team finds evidence supporting the use of oxytocin as a treatment for autism spectral disorder

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The “Game Changer” in Stem Cell Research

The “Game Changer” in Stem Cell Research

Chanthia Ma March 25, 2014 0

Japanese researchers have found a simple, fast, noninvasive technique of transforming mature cells into pluripotent cells. Mice blood cells soaked in an acid bath transformed to resemble pluripotent stem cells.

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