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Do Men Have Biological Clocks?

Do Men Have Biological Clocks?

Recent studies show that the “biological clock,” traditionally marking the decline of a woman’s fertility over time, may exist for men as well.

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Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.

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Yale Attempts to Resurrect Extinct Tortoise Species

Yale Attempts to Resurrect Extinct Tortoise Species

In the genomes of living Galapagos tortoises, Gisella Caccone have identified the DNA of a tortoise species thought to be extinct, and is now planning a selective breeding project to revive the lost species.

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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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Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Explosive Blast-Induced Brain Injury Studies

Professor Nihal de Lanerolle focuses on the study of explosive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, attempting to determine the neuropathology and mental effects of this poorly-understood and often invisible type of neurological damage.

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Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Do Animals Exhibit Homosexuality?

Recent research has found that homosexual behavior in animals may be much more common than previously thought, having been documented in over 450 animal species worldwide.

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The Face of the Future

The Face of the Future

Face transplants have recently been highlighted in modern medical dramas, from Grey’s Anatomy to Boston MD, in response to the media frenzy surrounding several recent successful transplants, the first of which was conducted in 2010.

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The Name is Coli. Escherichia coli.

The Name is Coli. Escherichia coli.

In June 2011, Manuel Palacios, a chemist working at Tufts University, published a study that explained Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), a novel technique that allows one to encode messages in the bacterium Escherichia coli.

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High Throughput Screening

High Throughput Screening

Earlier this past year, nearly fifty researchers congregated at Yale’s West Campus to learn about some of the newest and most powerful research tools provided by the Yale Center for High Throughput Cell Biology (CHTCB).

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Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Professor Robert Pietrzak is part of a research team that was awarded the Ig Nobel prize, which honors unusual and imaginative research, for their study on the effects of voluntary inhibition of urination on cognitive processes.

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