Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have recently discovered a way to find out in only one minute if you’ve been eating your fruits and vegetables. You might want to think again before sugarcoating your diet to your doctor next time.
Herpes Simple Virus Type II is capable of eluding vaccines that utilize the body’s adaptive immune response. Yale Professor of Immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki and her research group have discovered a network of immune cells that provides sustained protection at the site of infection, suggesting a more effective approach to vaccine development.
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.
Many of nature’s most brilliant colors arise not from pigments, but from curious tricks of light. From the brilliant blue of a morpho butterfly to a beetle’s iridescent emerald, structural colors continue to mystify physicists and biologists. A recently unearthed beetle fossil sheds light on the evolution of these spectacular colors.
A team of researchers recently elucidated the structure and dynamics of the HIV fusion machine, which the virus uses to infect human beings. This exciting discovery, published in both Science and Nature, is a potential breakthrough for HIV vaccine development.
Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.
Scientists at Yale University, led by Dr. Rajita Sinha, have shown that males and females respond differently to cocaine addiction treatment. Females have higher rates of success on various drugs while males are harder to treat.
Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.
DNA makes up the fundamental building blocks of life, but it could soon be the blueprint for building computer chips as well.
“A small molecule found in bacteria and plants is capable of causing major changes in gene expression in response to environmental conditions. Researchers in the Steitz Lab at Yale have solved a long-standing puzzle by figuring out how it works.”