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
Tag "Cell Biology"
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.
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.
A team of researchers spanning multiple universities, led by Yale Professor Andre Levchenko, has experimentally quantified some of the methods by which cells communicate.
There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.
“When is a strawberry dead?” This quirky question is one of many that have sparked debates on BBC Radio 4’s science-meets-entertainment podcast, “The Infinite Monkey Cage.” It is indicative of the show’s character — nonsensical musings intertwined with a surprising
Mosquitoes Resistant to Malaria: Scientists investigate the innate immune response in Anopheles gambiae
Anopheles gambiae is professor Richard Baxter’s insect of interest, and it is easy to see why: The mosquito species found in sub-Saharan Africa excels at transmitting malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases. “[Malaria] is a scourge of the developing
Some of the world’s deadliest diseases manifest when the body begins to betray itself. In cancer, mutated cells proliferate and overrun normal ones. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, occurs when the body’s immune system begins to attack its own cells. But
ArcLight, a protein that serves as a fluorescent tag for genes and that can be used to monitor the action potentials of neurons, offers a new way for scientists to understand how nerve cells operate and communicate. Traditionally, calcium sensors
The Crews lab at Yale has developed variations on a class of proteins called PROTACs, which destroy rogue proteins within cancerous cells. Craig Crews has even created a company to bridge the gap between research and the real world.