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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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New Properties of Bacterial Cytoplasm Discovered

New Properties of Bacterial Cytoplasm Discovered

George Mo February 21, 2014 0

Small, prokaryotic organisms on the scale of micrometers, bacteria have always been difficult to study. While most of the cellular structures and functions have been discovered, the cytoplasm has often been overlooked. A recent

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‘Cowcatcher’ Enzyme Catches Mutations Red-handed

‘Cowcatcher’ Enzyme Catches Mutations Red-handed

Ansel Oommen February 7, 2014 0

Cancer and neurodegenerative diseases are often a result of the DNA damage that constantly bombards human cells. Luckily, newfound insights from a research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch show how NEIL1,

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Forensics Technology

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Forensics Technology

Claudia Shin December 25, 2013 1

Behind the drama, the world of CSI relies on an arsenal of ever-evolving technologies. Read about two-minute DNA extractors, lipstick analysis, and how to be the perfect criminal.

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Extending the Promise of Research: An investigation into how biotechnology companies act as intermediaries between Yale researchers and drug development companies

Extending the Promise of Research: An investigation into how biotechnology companies act as intermediaries between Yale researchers and drug development companies

Julia Rothchild December 24, 2013 0

Biotechnology companies are the stepping-stones between university research and its development into drugs that cure people. But the road from research to drug is difficult and risky, and not every company can make

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James Rothman ‘71, wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Yale’s own celebrated for discovering mechanism behind a molecular cargo transport system

James Rothman ‘71, wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Yale’s own celebrated for discovering mechanism behind a molecular cargo transport system

Emma Graham December 24, 2013 0

James Rothman ’71, Professor of Cell Biology at Yale, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Q&A: How do dancers spin without becoming dizzy?

Q&A: How do dancers spin without becoming dizzy?

Caroline Ayinon December 24, 2013 0

Scientists have discovered a physiological basis for ballet dancers’ ability to avoid the effects of dizziness

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