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Tackling Inflammation at its Genetic Roots: Applying Personalized Medicine to Autoimmunity and Cancer

Tackling Inflammation at its Genetic Roots: Applying Personalized Medicine to Autoimmunity and Cancer

🕔01:41, 20.May 2016

Yale researchers, led by professor of medicine Richard Bucala, have discovered that the transcription factor, ICBP90, governs the disease-causing aspect of a key inflammatory gene. This discovery has spurred new drug development efforts for patients of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer.

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The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

The More, The Merrier? Characterizing the behavior of cell-to-cell communication

🕔01:04, 22.Apr 2016

A team of researchers spanning multiple universities, led by Yale Professor Andre Levchenko, has experimentally quantified some of the methods by which cells communicate.

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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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To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

🕔18:40, 5.Apr 2016

A recent study led by Yale researchers indicates that the hormone FGF21 may help protect against the collapse of the immune system with age by preventing the degradation of the thymus. This discovery may offer a promising treatment for improving immunity in the elderly, as well as for helping cancer patients following bone marrow transplants.

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Sniffing Out Alzheimer’s: Olfaction as a Diagnostic and Research Tool

Sniffing Out Alzheimer’s: Olfaction as a Diagnostic and Research Tool

🕔00:26, 3.Apr 2016

The sense of smell has often provided us valuable insights into disease progression and treatments. Now, a recent study has shown that changes in the smell of one’s urine can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s: Age is But a Number

Alzheimer’s: Age is But a Number

🕔13:45, 31.Mar 2016

In a new study at the Yale School of Public Health, a correlation between negative views on aging and the onset of Alzheimer’s provides a potential target for future Alzheimer’s prevention.

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A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

🕔21:51, 23.Mar 2016

Parts that can be found in cell phones can be used to make biodegradable devices that can monitor brain conditions. Led by teams from the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis, researchers have produced such devices that may be able treat the brain, too.

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Documentary Review: Resistance

Documentary Review: Resistance

🕔21:26, 23.Mar 2016

Antibiotics are one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern medicine. But an engaging new documentary explains how their overuse is driving bacterial resistance, and how it may lead us to a world without them.

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Biden’s “Moonshot” Initiative: Launching a new effort to combat cancer

Biden’s “Moonshot” Initiative: Launching a new effort to combat cancer

🕔22:48, 3.Mar 2016

AACR directors Patricia LoRusso of the Yale School of Medicine, George D. Demetri of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center are working to implement a “moonshot” for cancer initiative to produce innovative breakthroughs.

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Deafness: More Than a Medical Condition

Deafness: More Than a Medical Condition

🕔22:47, 3.Mar 2016

An exhibit at the Yale Medical Library explores the medical history of deafness, but also the rich culture and community in which Deaf people share.

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