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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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Q&A: What Makes Bacteria Antibiotic Resistant?

Q&A: What Makes Bacteria Antibiotic Resistant?

When doctors prescribe antibiotics, they always remind us to take the full course. But what happens if we forget? Every missed dose contributes to global antibiotic resistance.

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Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

Many people believe that vitamin C can prevent and treat the common cold. To the contrary, scientific evidence suggests that vitamin C does not in fact make a difference.

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You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

This past summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge brought national attention to ALS, raising millions of dollars in research funds. Exciting advances are underway, and it is important that social media users, who were so eager to participate in the summer craze, understand the science behind this fatal disease and its treatment options.

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Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Documentary Review: The Fantastical World of Hormones

Hormones — powerful yet puzzling signaling molecules — are as historical as they are chemical. In a thought-provoking documentary by BBC, renowned endocrinologist John Wass traces the 300-year history behind hormones.

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Breathe Easier: Using arthritis medication to treat lung inflammation

A team led by Emanuela Bruscia of the Yale School of Medicine has found a more efficient treatment for cystic fibrosis: The drug, called celecoxib, is FDA-approved for treating arthritis inflammation.

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How to Detect a Troubled Heart

How to Detect a Troubled Heart

Despite current knowledge of genetics, identifying patients at risk for genetic forms of heart disease remains difficult. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Stuart Campbell has developed a method of growing realistic heart tissues from patients’ cells in order to diagnose a family of inherited heart diseases.

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Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Breaking Through the Barrier: New methods in determining drug efficacy

Effective drug delivery is critical in alleviating symptoms and treating diseases that affect many patients around the world. A Yale team describes a new method to help researchers accurately examine a drug’s efficiency in entering a cell.

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