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Q&A: Three’s a Crowd—How can a baby have three parents?

Q&A: Three’s a Crowd—How can a baby have three parents?

For parents whose children are at risk of inheriting a mitochondrial disorder, genetic material from a third person can help them conceive a healthy child. Mitochondria are maternally inherited organelles, so if a mother’s mitochondrial DNA is mutated, her children

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Pathogen or Protector? Salmonella Slams Cancer

Pathogen or Protector? Salmonella Slams Cancer

Synthetic biology, an emerging and fascinating field at the crossroads of natural and technical science, once served only as fodder for sci-fi films. And while it’s doubtful that scientists are working on the next Frankenstein, the field has since progressed

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Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

The CEID was bustling with activity this summer, as teams of engineering students developed innovative devices to combat real-world problems. One such invention was Acantha, a one-handed catheter delivery system developed by Yale engineering students Brandon Hudik and Andres Ornelas Vargas. This duo is continuing their work beyond their eight-week fellowship at the CEID and plan to scale up the development of their product.

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Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

A project that began in a Yale classroom has since grown into a thriving and ambitious startup that promises to revolutionize the nanotechnology industry and change how we test potentially contaminated water. Monika Weber, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidate, founded

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Thought-Controlled Bionic Limbs: Restoring Mobility to Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Thought-Controlled Bionic Limbs: Restoring Mobility to Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

In the United States, approximately 12,000 people become paralyzed each year due to spinal cord injuries. What if we had the technologies to help paraplegics and quadriplegics walk again—for instance, bionic limbs and exoskeletons controlled solely by thoughts? While these

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PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

PremieBreathe: A Cost-Effective, Life-Saving Respiratory Device

Respiratory insufficiency is a major cause of more than half of all infant deaths. This rate of mortality could be reduced if more reliable treatments were readily available in developing countries. PremieBreathe, a Yale startup, has developed a low-cost respiratory device to help solve this problem.

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Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

You may have never heard of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel, but it is indispensable to our modern healthcare system. It sits on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and its annual sales surpassed one billion dollars in 2000.

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A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

Parts that can be found in cell phones can be used to make biodegradable devices that can monitor brain conditions. Led by teams from the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis, researchers have produced such devices that may be able treat the brain, too.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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