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New Research Sheds Light on Pathway between Genetic Factor and Skin Tumors

New Research Sheds Light on Pathway between Genetic Factor and Skin Tumors

Yale researchers led by Prof. Valerie Horsley found that transcription factor Nfatc1 aids skin tumorigenesis in hair follicle bulge cells through DMBA metabolism control.

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Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

New research clarifies our understanding of memory deficits in schizophrenia patients.

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Red Flags Raised by New Prion Disease

Red Flags Raised by New Prion Disease

A recent study has called for additional precautionary measures to be taken when sterilizing surgical instruments for brain surgery, in order to ensure that they are not contaminated by prions.

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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.

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Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

Stephanie Heung is a senior in Calhoun College with a deep interest in public and global health policy. In her four years at Yale, she has been involved with many organizations, including MedX Yale, and has been published in the Huffington Post.

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Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

Dr. Robert Ferry, Jr. (SM ’89) shares his post-graduation experiences, from becoming a pediatrician to joining the military after 9/11.

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Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

A team of researchers across multiple institutions has conducted a four-year study which illuminates the benefits of the HPV vaccine. The study’s key finding revealed a significant decrease in precancerous lesions among women who received the vaccine.

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Torsin ATPase Plays Critical Role in Dystonia

Torsin ATPase Plays Critical Role in Dystonia

Christian Schlieker and his research team in the department of molecular biophysics and biochemistry offer new insight into the molecular mechanism underlying DYT1 dystonia.

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88.3 cartoon: Lab Rats

88.3 cartoon: Lab Rats

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So Cool it Hurts: Menthol in cigarettes creates illusion of non-irritation

So Cool it Hurts: Menthol in cigarettes creates illusion of non-irritation

A team of researchers conducted a study with mice showing that menthol decreases the irritating effects of cigarette smoke. It was shown that menthol vapor has a normalizing effect on breathing patterns in the presence of cigarette smoke.

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