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Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

Piecing Together the Protein Repacking Puzzle

🕔23:39, 17.Jan 2017

Proteins play an important role in all life processes. From catalyzing reactions to protecting our body to supporting cell structure, proteins have a wide variety of functions based on each specific protein’s structure. Naturally-occurring proteins are perfectly evolved for their

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Shrinking Enzymes

Shrinking Enzymes

🕔23:36, 17.Jan 2017

The Miller laboratory of Yale’s Department of Chemistry recently made a discovery in peptide catalysis that could change how we think about enzymes. This discovery capitalized on the laboratory’s previous discovery of two peptide catalysts. Enzymes, or protein catalysts, are

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Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

🕔23:06, 16.Jan 2017

Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.

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America’s “New” Oldest Book: Researchers confirm the authenticity of the ancient Mayan Grolier Codex

America’s “New” Oldest Book: Researchers confirm the authenticity of the ancient Mayan Grolier Codex

🕔04:13, 11.Jan 2017

Despite its bizarre origin story, the Grolier Codex is not only genuine, but also is the oldest surviving book in the Americas.

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

🕔18:26, 17.Aug 2016

Dr. Brian Kobilka has certainly had a successful career in research: he runs a biochemistry lab at Stanford, has published widely in top journals such as Science and Nature, and won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his

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Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

🕔14:26, 17.Jul 2016

Despite what many researchers have thought, we are attracted to sugar more because of its caloric content than its sweetness, a new Yale study proposes. The study may provide new strategies to avoid excess sugar consumption as well as insight into balancing nutrition and taste in food products.

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The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

The Science of Art: How scientists unmask fakes and forgeries

🕔01:22, 21.May 2016

Because forgery is an art in and of itself, experts may not be able to conclusively prove that a piece is a fake based only on visual examination. Enter the scientist. Using modern-day techniques, including instrumental analysis and imaging, scientists and conservators can do their own detective work in the art world.

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The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

🕔19:13, 5.Apr 2016

While eating and drinking, we can only taste and smell our food when we exhale. A collaboration between Yale School of Medicine’s Shepherd Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design reveals the physiological phenomenon behind this.

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Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

Sunscreen That Blocks More Than Sun: How a Small-But-Mighty Nanoparticle is Revolutionizing Sun Protection

🕔19:05, 5.Apr 2016

Think you’re beach ready? Read this first! Yale researchers have developed a new sunblock formula which, unlike typical sunblock, does not sink into the skin and alter DNA.

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Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

Tearing Down a Bacterial Blockade

🕔13:51, 31.Mar 2016

Researchers at Yale use organic chemistry techniques to answer critical biological questions, such as how drug-resistant bacteria evade the immune system.

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