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A Hard Case: Shucking the Mollusk Mystery

A Hard Case: Shucking the Mollusk Mystery

A new fossil find clarifies the evolution of a group of mollusks and provides insights into mollusk evolution overall.

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Tweezing out the SNARE Complex

Tweezing out the SNARE Complex

A novel single-molecule approach using “optical tweezers” provides new detail into the process of membrane fusion.

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A Bat’s World

A Bat’s World

Professor Roman Kuc studies bat echolocation to help build new sonar systems for robots.

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Fighting the Freeze: How Antarctica’s Shifting Landscape Shaped Notothenioid Evolution

Fighting the Freeze: How Antarctica’s Shifting Landscape Shaped Notothenioid Evolution

The story of the notothenioids illustrates how relatively small changes in temperature have led to major differences in species survival.

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Prenatal Prescience: A New Method for Prenatal Genome Sequencing

Prenatal Prescience: A New Method for Prenatal Genome Sequencing

A new procedure can predict almost all of a fetus’s genome by comparing its parents’ genomes to fetal DNA in maternal blood.

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Demystifying Consciousness

Demystifying Consciousness

A combination of advances in brain imaging and genetics is revealing that consciousness resides not in a particular area of the brain, but in interactions between them.

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A “Prime” New Strategy for Herpes Vaccination

A “Prime” New Strategy for Herpes Vaccination

Research from the Iwasaki lab suggests that vaccines against herpes may be improved by “pulling” in T cells to boost the immune reaction.

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Yale iGEM Advances Innovation to World Stage

Yale iGEM Advances Innovation to World Stage

The Yale iGEM team has advanced to the iGEM World Championships with their project using naturally-competent bacteria to improve artificial selection methods.

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Carfilzomib: The Latest Triumph of Targeted Therapies Development

Carfilzomib: The Latest Triumph of Targeted Therapies Development

After a 14-year process, carfilzomib, a cancer drug developed from a natural product by Dr. Craig Crews’ lab, has received FDA approval.

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Curing the “Bubble Boy”

Curing the “Bubble Boy”

Based on recent trials, gene therapy may provide a new avenue for treating the serious immune disorder ADA-SCID.

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