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Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Every year, high school seniors face the daunting task of deciding what to do after they graduate. Those who chose to further their education must decide where to go to college. After that, more questions arise. What will you major

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Science in the Spotlight: Sawbones

There are many things we take for granted in this modern age: the ability to communicate with almost anyone anywhere in seconds, non-animal powered transportation, and medicine that rarely involves leeches. It took us a while to get here. Along

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Healthcare Before Birth: Fetal gene editing offers possibility of treating early-onset generic disorders before birth

Healthcare Before Birth: Fetal gene editing offers possibility of treating early-onset generic disorders before birth

In the landscape of modern medicine, early-onset rare genetic disorders do not receive much attention, mainly because they occur so infrequently. Yet, in the few unfortunate cases, the ordeal is lifelong and extremely difficult to manage. Take hereditary tyrosinemia Type

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The Unexpected Upsides of Antibiotics

The Unexpected Upsides of Antibiotics

A group of Yale researchers made an unexpected discovery when experimenting with aminoglycoside antibiotics. Studying their effects on mice models, the team found that in addition to fighting bacterial infections, they may increase antiviral resistance. Initially, the researchers were hoping

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Help or Harm? Rethinking Common Surgeries

Help or Harm? Rethinking Common Surgeries

What if a straightforward medical procedure you had as a child could drastically increase your risk of health complications far into the future? Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, and adenotonsillectomies, which are surgeries commonly performed on young patients, are often meant to treat

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Cell-Penetrating Peptides: HPV’s Way Out

Cell-Penetrating Peptides: HPV’s Way Out

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including genital warts and cervical cancer. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 79 million Americans are infected, most people with

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A New Malaria Vaccine

A New Malaria Vaccine

“If this research works in humans, this is Nobel Prize-worthy. And I would be honored to see Rick win that prize,” said Andrew J. Geall, PhD, the Vice President of Formulations & Chemistry at Avidity Biosciences.   Geall, originally with

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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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