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Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘19): A Passion for Cancer Research

Undergraduate Profile Dan McQuaid (ES ‘19): 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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Modern Animals with Ancient Genes: Testing the causes of evolution

Modern Animals with Ancient Genes: Testing the causes of evolution

It was once thought fruit flies can process more alcohol than their sister species because of a difference in their genome. Now, a collaboration between evolutionary and molecular biologists is challenging this hypothesis by putting ancient genes in modern fruit flies

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Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

This recently discovered microprotein has the ability to remove excess genetic material in cells. Researchers are only beginning to explore its potential.

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Targeted at the Checkpoint: How memory cells could be the future of cancer treatment

Targeted at the Checkpoint: How memory cells could be the future of cancer treatment

A special type of memory T cell could be used as an immunotherapy tool to efficiently eliminate tumors.

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The Hunt Is On: Mapping brain patterns during predatory hunting

The Hunt Is On: Mapping brain patterns during predatory hunting

Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers at Yale have identified the region of the brain critical for predatory hunting. At the switch of a button, the researchers manipulated when the docile mice transformed into voracious hunters.

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The Fa(c)t of the Matter: How Fat Cells Regenerate — In a Good Way

The Fa(c)t of the Matter: How Fat Cells Regenerate — In a Good Way

Up until recently, very little has been understood about fat cell growth and maintenance. A new Yale study shines some light on the molecular mechanisms behind these processes, paving the way for future research.

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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

Wouldn’t it be nice if killing lung cancer cells was as easy as flipping a switch? As it turns out, effectively targeting these cells is more like a dimmer rather than a switch, but it can be done, according to

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Eczema Patients Have a Unique Microbiome

Eczema Patients Have a Unique Microbiome

Patients with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, have a unique skin microbiome. Knowing more about the relationship between the microbiome and skin conditions like eczema could result in novel, targeted therapies.

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Yale Fights Back Against Aggressive Cancers

Yale Fights Back Against Aggressive Cancers

The Yale Cancer Biology Institute on West Campus is now the nexus of a new initiative geared towards understanding the dynamic changes in cell behavior that characterize cancer. The Institute, together with its collaborators, was the recipient of a 9.5 million dollar grant from the NIH; the funding may pave the way for more advanced therapies that target metastatic cells.

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The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

A team of researchers spanning multiple universities, led by Yale Professor Andre Levchenko, has experimentally quantified some of the methods by which cells communicate.

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