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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in superbugs worldwide. But first, the mystery surrounding antibiotics must be solved.

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One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

Recent research on the worm C. elegans reveals a connection between the gene SKN-1, proline, and fat accumulation. In the future, miracle drugs may target these genes to prevent weight gain, even in the condition of a high-sugar diet.

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.

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David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.

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Johnson & Johnson to release trial data

Johnson & Johnson to release trial data

Lack of transparency can hinder cooperation in clinical research. In conjunction with the Yale Open Data Access Project, Johnson & Johnson hopes to remedy this issue.

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Robert Needlman ’81, MD ’85: From English to Pediatrics

Robert Needlman ’81, MD ’85: From English to Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Needlman, a pediatrician and professor in Cleveland, Ohio, took a noteworthy path from being an English major at Yale to practicing, teaching, and writing about pediatrics. He is known for updating the classic parenting book “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care.”

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Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Sterling Professor of Genetics Richard Lifton has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research on the genes and biochemical mechanisms of hypertension.

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Oxytocin Observed to Ameliorate Autism

Oxytocin Observed to Ameliorate Autism

Yale School of Medicine research team finds evidence supporting the use of oxytocin as a treatment for autism spectral disorder.

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The Missing Links in Alzheimer’s: The Middle Men

The Missing Links in Alzheimer’s: The Middle Men

The Strittmatter Lab has uncovered the hidden protein that serves as the intermediary in the downward spiral towards Alzheimer’s disease; this protein is the target for one of the most innovative drug interventions to date.

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Mining for Drugs: The Search for Natural Treatment Products

Mining for Drugs: The Search for Natural Treatment Products

Bacteria all around us produce an endless variety of bioactive small molecules. Yale Chemistry Professor, Jason Crawford, has harnessed rapid sequencing technology to mine the bacterial genome in search of novel natural products for drug development.

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