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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

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 superbugs worldwide. But first, the mystery surrounding antibiotics must be solved.

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

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 implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.

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How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

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

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

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

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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Use, Recycle, and Reuse: Innovation of Regenerative Biosensors

Use, Recycle, and Reuse: Innovation of Regenerative Biosensors

In discovering an approach to creating regenerative sensors, Mark Reed, Yale Professor of Electrical Engineering, has improved the efficacy and precision of biosensors in detecting biomarkers for cancer and other diseases.

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Ionic Conductors: From New Stereos to a Biomedical Revolution

Ionic Conductors: From New Stereos to a Biomedical Revolution

In a materials engineering lab at Harvard University, researchers have demonstrated the ability for ionic conductors to be viable candidates for potential biomedical advances.

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iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

During fieldwork, Dr. Isaac Bogoch assembled a microscope from an iPhone, an $8 ball lens, and some tape, to detect hookworms in 200 Tanzanian children. The invention gives hope for increased detection of the disease in rural Africa and around the world.

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A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

An ingenious, easy-to-use diagnostic device developed by Vanderbilt professor Dr. Rick Haselton could be a game-changer in the fight against malaria.

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