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Oxytocin: Not just for women

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Discover how a previously considered maternal hormone, oxytocin, actually plays an important role in fathers as well.

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Sugar’s Saving Graces: Reducing the strain of an active lifestyle

Sugar’s Saving Graces: Reducing the strain of an active lifestyle

Researchers studying hawk moths discover the solution to a long-standing paradox in our understanding of metabolism. An ancient biological remnant of a different time may be responsible for protecting us against the more dangerous side-effects of the oxygen we need to survive.

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No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have drawn a cellular map of the liver, bringing us one step closer to knowing where each of our 37 trillion cells lies in our bodies.

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Hear and Now: Pioneering Research at the Yale Ear Lab

Hear and Now: Pioneering Research at the Yale Ear Lab

At the Yale Ear Lab, Dr. Alla Ivanova has not only discovered a link between damaged mitochondria and hearing loss, but also found a way to treat those mitochondria using antioxidants and prevent hearing loss.

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A “Beta” Way to Treat Type I Diabetes: A Sweet Discovery

A “Beta” Way to Treat Type I Diabetes: A Sweet Discovery

Diabetes is caused by the immune system’s attack on its own beta cells. Yale researchers have uncovered a population of beta cells resistant to these immune attacks, providing hope for those with Type I diabetes.

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If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

Broken DNA can put us on the path towards fixing cancer. Research by Peter Glazer and Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center suggests that carcinogenic mutations most current therapies aim to repair can instead serve as selecting agents for better drug targeting with DNA repair inhibitors.

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SNAREs: Optimizing Membrane Fusion Understanding the importance of fusion activation energy

SNAREs: Optimizing Membrane Fusion Understanding the importance of fusion activation energy

A recent measurement of the activation energy of spontaneous membrane fusion has important implications for understanding how membrane fusion is optimized in cells.

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Protecting Pancreatic Proteins

Protecting Pancreatic Proteins

New research into the mechanism by which insulin is secreted from the cell, may provide insight into Type II diabetes and how his pathway is hindered affected individuals.

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A Fatty, Hairy Secret: How fat, hair, and sweat help heal wounds

A Fatty, Hairy Secret: How fat, hair, and sweat help heal wounds

Studying the center of certain types of wounds shows how skin with fat, hair, and sweat glands actually are the key to healing wounds. This could offer new insight into the way we treat serious wounds!

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Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘18): A Passion for Cancer Research

Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘18): A Passion for Cancer Research

Growing up in the suburbs of NYC in Ossining, New York, current Yale junior Dan McQuaid always had a personal relationship with cancer, the focus of his interests and research. A few members of his close family were diagnosed with

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