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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 0

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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Rise of the Non-Circadian Clocks

Rise of the Non-Circadian Clocks

Yevgeniy Serebrenik December 23, 2013 0

After decades of research, scientists describe biological clocks molecularly independent of the classical circadian clock

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Nano-Dissection Identifies Specific Genes Involved in Kidney Disease

Nano-Dissection Identifies Specific Genes Involved in Kidney Disease

Lisa Zheng December 23, 2013 0

Novel technique uses computers, rather than scalpels, to identify specific genes related to kidney disease

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Q&A: What Causes Jet Lag?

Q&A: What Causes Jet Lag?

Mariana Do Carmo December 20, 2013 0

Hate that feeling you get the first few days after a long plane ride? Researchers have recently discovered a protein that explains why our bodies take so long to adjust to different time zones

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Fish Larvae Smell Their Way Back Home

Fish Larvae Smell Their Way Back Home

Lisa Zheng December 20, 2013 0

Dr. Claire Paris of the University of Miami has discovered that fish larvae detect odor signals from their home reef and use these signals to help pilot their way back home

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