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Fighting Cancer: ARM-ing Up New Therapies

Fighting Cancer: ARM-ing Up New Therapies

Sunny Kumar February 13, 2011 Comments Off

David Spiegel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, has devoted his research to the synthesis of complex molecules capable of manipulating immunological functions to treat disease.

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Biosensing: The New Advance in Point of Care Technologies

Biosensing: The New Advance in Point of Care Technologies

Kara Brower February 13, 2011 Comments Off

In Professor Mark Reed’s lab at Yale, the focus within the last decade has been to size biosensing devices down to the nanoscale, thus aptly giving them name “nanosensors."

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Influenza Renders Immune System Vulnerable

Influenza Renders Immune System Vulnerable

Jenny Mei October 2, 2010 Comments Off

Recent research shows that having the flu can make you vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections via immunosuppression

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Mosquito Olfaction: Controlling the Transmission of Malaria

Mosquito Olfaction: Controlling the Transmission of Malaria

Katherine Zhou October 1, 2010 Comments Off

 Mosquitoes are notorious for their bite, and more importantly, for their role in spreading human disease. The species Anopheles gambiae is especially pernicious, as it is the most important vector of malaria in Sub-Saharan

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A New Spin on a Salamander’s Old Tricks

A New Spin on a Salamander’s Old Tricks

Linda Wang September 1, 2010 Comments Off

Professor Craig Crews has been studying limb generation in amphibian axolotl models. With a focus on dedifferentiation and the wound epidermis, Crews is aiming to gain a deeper understanding of regeneration, which can be

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Guanfacine: The Future for ADHD Treatment

Guanfacine: The Future for ADHD Treatment

Jenny Mei September 1, 2010 Comments Off

Imagine having a child who is so uncontrollably disruptive that going out to eat at restaurants is never an option. With no friends at school, he is just as frustrated as anyone else about

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EM: Not Just Another Gadget

EM: Not Just Another Gadget

Joanne Zhang May 1, 2010 Comments Off

With its prices running from $250,000 to $1 million, the electron microscope (EM) is not something purchased on a whim.

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Cilia Tricks: From Cell Biology to Ciliopathies

Cilia Tricks: From Cell Biology to Ciliopathies

Gennifer Tsoi May 1, 2010 Comments Off

These tail-like projections found on eu­karyotic cells are capable of more than ever realized

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Pick Your Favorite Embryo: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at the Yale Fertility Center

Pick Your Favorite Embryo: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at the Yale Fertility Center

Ee-Lynn Yap April 24, 2010 Comments Off

With the advent of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a reproductive technology that involves testing of embryos at the cleavage stage, prospective parents now have greater control over their child's genetic condition than ever before

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Fossil Feathers: the Research of a Genius

Fossil Feathers: the Research of a Genius

Matthew Chalkley April 24, 2010 Comments Off

Professor Richard Prum, receipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, has combined fields as diverse as developmental biology and optical physics to study the evolution of feathers, providing a glimpse of the colors of long-extinct

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