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How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

Through months of a squirrel’s cold slumber, neurons generate their own heat to keep functioning. Our cover story explains this feat of the nervous system and explores what it might mean for humans.

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Braving the Cold: Why staying warm may be the best medicine

Braving the Cold: Why staying warm may be the best medicine

A team of Yale researchers recently discovered that rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, infects more easily at a cooler temperature than a warmer one due to an inhibited innate antiviral response at the colder temperature.

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Muscle Builders

Muscle Builders

Researchers at Duke University have developed a lab-grown model of human skeletal muscle that not only contracts in response to electrical stimuli, but also mimics human muscle in its response to a variety of drugs. The study has important implications for safer preclinical trials.

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Two Signals to Make an Oncogene

Two Signals to Make an Oncogene

Yale immunobiology professor Ruslan Medzhitov has published research that lends support to the two-hit hypothesis of cancer development. The identification of key proteins Yap and IL-6 opens the door for new methods of treating liver cancer.

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88.2 cartoon: To Protect and to Serve

88.2 cartoon: To Protect and to Serve

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

A team led by Emanuela Bruscia of the Yale School of Medicine has found a more efficient treatment for cystic fibrosis: The drug, called celecoxib, is FDA-approved for treating arthritis inflammation.

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Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Effective drug delivery is critical in alleviating symptoms and treating diseases that affect many patients around the world. A Yale team describes a new method to help researchers accurately examine a drug’s efficiency in entering a cell.

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A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

Yeast cells use the same exact proteins in endocytosis as human cells do for cell motility, and Thomas Pollard’s team has made great strides in observing yeast cell behavior using quantitative microscopes.

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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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