Professors Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan M. Medzhitov of the Yale Department of Immunobiology have been selected to receive the 2013 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science.
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For over a century, the mouse has been used as a model for human disease, leading to countless insights into human health. Virtually all clinical treatments must first be validated in the mouse before human trials are considered. However, a
A team in the Yale Electrical Engineering Department has successfully developed a microscopic device that imitates ion channels, which are structures in biological membranes that control ion flow. This device helps us better understand biological ion channels and has the ability to both desalinate and generate electricity from seawater.
Connecting artificial limbs to the nervous system could allow the brain to control prostheses as smoothly as natural limbs.
Scientists and doctors are developing tiny robots that can find targets, deliver drugs, and monitor the body.
Dr. Jonathan M. Rothberg, the founder and CEO of Ion Torrent division of Life Technology, spearheaded technological advances in human genome sequencing as an entrepreneur and a scientist.
The Yale iGEM team has advanced to the iGEM World Championships with their project using naturally-competent bacteria to improve artificial selection methods.
The past decade has seen several advances in the technique and speed of regenerative medicine, the use of living cells to grow new organs for transplant.
Most consumer products currently contain some components from genetically-modified organisms, but the health and environmental risks of these products are still unknown.
Professor Todd Constable has designed a new way of encoding spatial information in magnetic resonance imaging devices, using a radial magnetic field gradient instead of a linear one to drastically decrease the amount of time and data necessary to build a complete MRI image.