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The Third Reproductive Organ: Yale Study Reveals the Important of Bone Marrow in Successful Pregnancies

The Third Reproductive Organ: Yale Study Reveals the Important of Bone Marrow in Successful Pregnancies

What if some infertility problems are not just issues with the ovaries or uterus? After decades of groundbreaking research, Yale doctors Hugh S. Taylor and Reshef Tal have discovered that bone marrow might play a part in the success of

Mosquitoes Survive

Mosquitoes Survive

It is an increasingly common and controversial strategy to reduce populations of  mosquitoes that can transmit dangerous diseases. But a new Yale study finds that it might not work and might actually make things worse. Oxitec, a commercial biotechnology company,

Expanding Cancer Immunotherapy Targets

Expanding Cancer Immunotherapy Targets

The human immune system is an arsenal ready to fend off invading pathogens. In recent years, the emerging field of cancer immunotherapy has shown that the immune system can sometimes also fight cancer. Now Yale scientists headed by Sidi Chen,

Yale Scientists Create Novel Framework to Detect Hidden Virus Outbreaks

Yale Scientists Create Novel Framework to Detect Hidden Virus Outbreaks

In 2016, a Zika epidemic raged across the Americas, leading to more than 1,263 reported infections. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to an increased risk of neurological complications in adults and children, and birth defects in

Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Delivering the Lethal Blow: New Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair

Many standard cancer treatments, like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, attempt to create damage in the DNA of cancer cells. Unfortunately, these treatments are often ineffective because cancer cells can respond by activating their DNA repair pathway, allowing them to fix their

(Mistaken For a) Stranger Danger: What the microbiome can teach us about autoimmunity

(Mistaken For a) Stranger Danger: What the microbiome can teach us about autoimmunity

It is well known that trillions of microorganisms populate our guts and perform a multitude of beneficial functions, including digestion. However, new research by Yale scientists suggests that one of the generally harmless bacteria in our microbiome might be the

E-Cigarette Safety: The Unlisted Chemicals Inhaled

E-Cigarette Safety: The Unlisted Chemicals Inhaled

Branded as a safer alternative to smoking, e-cigarettes have become widely popularized among teenagers and adults. However, with the recent rise of reported vaping-related deaths, medical professionals and researchers seek to better understand the risks of e-cigarettes.   Led by

The Regulation Game: The key to controlling cellular microRNA levels

The Regulation Game: The key to controlling cellular microRNA levels

What can viruses, culprits of the flu, or even worse pathogens teach us about our biochemistry? For decades, viruses have brought scientists from a wide swath of specialties together and proven to be a hotbed of discovery because their relatively

A Toxin Uncovered: Revealing the structure of colibactin, a cancer-causing toxin from bacteria

A Toxin Uncovered: Revealing the structure of colibactin, a cancer-causing toxin from bacteria

Humans have a complicated relationship with bacteria. Some are “germs,” pesky agents of infection that infiltrate us from the outside. Others live inside us as part of our microbiomes, serving essential roles in our digestive and immune systems. But there

The Forces of Development:  The unexpected role of mechanical force in development

The Forces of Development: The unexpected role of mechanical force in development

Every one of us started out as an undifferentiated mass of cells known as the embryo. This small cluster of cells is not unlike a busy city at rush hour, with thousands of cells buzzing about, the hustle and bustle