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A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

Xiuqi Cao January 18, 2015 0

Recently, a team of 146 scientists unraveled the genome of the tsetse fly, the vector of a lethal disease called sleeping sickness. With this new genetic information, many scientists have proposed innovative solutions to

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Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Rachel Yost-Dubrow January 18, 2015 0

Robert Langer’s speech at the Yale Medical School drew a crowd eager to hear about his discoveries in drug delivery, and his role in Mark Saltzman and Laura Niklason’s budding careers.

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Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Jenna DiRito January 18, 2015 0

Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed heart transplants using "dead" hearts. The surgeons have been able to revive these hearts using a "heart-in-the-box" device

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Blake Smith January 18, 2015 0

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Genevieve Sertic January 18, 2015 0

Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as

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How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

Adam Pissaris October 5, 2014 0

Researchers in the Saltzman Lab have manufactured nanoparticles capable of carrying drugs that edit the genome and correct mutations responsible for diseases like cystic fibrosis

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Face Lifts for Skin Cells: Fast Cell Cycles Lead to Efficient Reprogramming

Face Lifts for Skin Cells: Fast Cell Cycles Lead to Efficient Reprogramming

Jacob Marks July 1, 2014 0

Yale Researcher Shangqin Guo finds that speeding up cells’ cycles increases the rate at which they reprogram to stem cells

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Redesigning Inflammation

Redesigning Inflammation

Renee Wu July 1, 2014 0

Biomedical engineers at Yale have created a new, more human-like model for studying inflammation with the goal that discoveries in a petri dish can actually translate to cures for diseases in the human body.

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Unplugging the Artificial Heart

Unplugging the Artificial Heart

Jasper Han July 1, 2014 2

The Free-D wireless power system, developed by Dr. Pramod Bonde of the Yale Department of Surgery, successfully wirelessly powers an implanted heart assistance device, creating much hope and promise for heart disease patients

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