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Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

A Technique To Predict Gene Resistance Can Lead to More Effective Treatments A major challenge in treating cancer is that tumors often become resistant to treatment over time. To understand the mechanism behind this resistance, researchers at the Yale School

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Stitch It Up

Stitch It Up

Despite countless bruises, burns, blisters, cuts, and bug bites, our skin remains resilient. This is largely due to a number of bodily repair mechanisms in place that address the damage. Professor Shirin Bahmanyar and graduate student Lauren Penfield GRD ’20

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Eradicating HIV

Eradicating HIV

One of the most pressing problems today in the effort to eradicate HIV is latency. Infected T cells may harbor the virus but lie dormant for years, making up a latent reservoir that evades the drugs, which effectively kill only

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Triggering the Response

Triggering the Response

New Vaccine Delivery for a more Effective Immune Response You probably had a sore deltoid muscle after your flu vaccine this year. This is because this standard shot is delivered straight into muscle. But there’s another problem besides you getting

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Defeating Diabetes

Defeating Diabetes

Advances in Cell Encapsulation Technology A young boy is rushed into the Emergency Department after being discovered unconscious. He’s with his mother, who reports that earlier that evening, her son had been thirsty, nauseous, and urinating frequently. He’s now gasping

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Studying the Few to Serve the Many: Studying the rare Gaucher disease to discover molecular mechanisms behind the common Parkinson’s Disease

Studying the Few to Serve the Many: Studying the rare Gaucher disease to discover molecular mechanisms behind the common Parkinson’s Disease

Yale scientists found two potential enzymes to target via cell therapy to treat the common variety of Parkinson’s disease associated with Gaucher disease. These two enzymes regulate the pathology of the specific lipids that accumulate due to Gaucher disease.

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Macrophage Messengers: Specialized immune cells as targets for metabolism in aging

Macrophage Messengers: Specialized immune cells as targets for metabolism in aging

The communication between the nervous, immune, and metabolic systems changes as people age. A team led by Christina Camell and Vishwa Deep Dixit of the Yale School of Medicine discovered a subset of macrophages at this intersection that could open the door for new strategies to keep people healthier longer.

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Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Neurons that Drive and Quench Thirst: Identifying the neural mechanisms that regulate water consumption

Until now, thirst was known as a primordial drive that was poorly-understood on the neural level. Researchers at Stanford have identified a mechanism through which a small group of neurons motivate thirst-related behavior.

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Optimal Leaps in Optimizing Fat Burn: Improving Our Diet and Health Routines With a Coin-Size Sensor

Optimal Leaps in Optimizing Fat Burn: Improving Our Diet and Health Routines With a Coin-Size Sensor

Think your diet and workout routine are burning fat? You might want to check again. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have developed an affordable, portable and reliable breath sensor to test rates of fat burning during and following exercise.

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Alumni Profile: Esther Choo (JE ’94, MD ’01)

Alumni Profile: Esther Choo (JE ’94, MD ’01)

Dr. Esther Choo’s work transcends the walls of the emergency room. Besides treating patients and conducting research, she also utilizes her 20K-follower Twitter platform to advocate for social equity in the medical field.

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