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Mining for Drugs: The Search for Natural Treatment Products

Mining for Drugs: The Search for Natural Treatment Products

🕔23:43, 24.Dec 2013

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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Gut Bacteria Disruption in AIDS: Strong Links to Lethal Opportunistic Bacterial Infections

Gut Bacteria Disruption in AIDS: Strong Links to Lethal Opportunistic Bacterial Infections

🕔23:24, 24.Dec 2013

A Yale-led study has found that SIV, which causes AIDS in various non-human primates, leads to disruption of gut microbiome that may give rise to many of the deadly infections that compromise host health.

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Knowing the Enemy: Understanding How the Dengue Virus Works

Knowing the Enemy: Understanding How the Dengue Virus Works

🕔13:08, 24.Dec 2013

Yale researchers’ recent study published in PLOS Pathogens will help us treat Dengue fever, a growing international public health issue.

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Outsmarting a Deadly Lung Eater: New gene pathway predicts outcome of lung disease

Outsmarting a Deadly Lung Eater: New gene pathway predicts outcome of lung disease

🕔13:04, 24.Dec 2013

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is one of mankind’s deadliest and most mysterious lung diseases. A new study led by Yale School of Medicine, however, is beginning to shed light on IPF’s previously uncharted territory.

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Nano-Dissection Identifies Specific Genes Involved in Kidney Disease

Nano-Dissection Identifies Specific Genes Involved in Kidney Disease

🕔23:33, 23.Dec 2013

Novel technique uses computers, rather than scalpels, to identify specific genes related to kidney disease.

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Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

🕔19:25, 21.Dec 2013

A clinical trial led by Yale professor Kevan Herold may lead to an effective new treatment for type 1 diabetes.

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Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

🕔14:40, 21.Dec 2013

Why is the TB/HIV dual epidemic so pervasive in sub-Saharan Africa? Dr. Richard Bucala’s research at the Yale School of Medicine suggests genetics holds the answer.

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Small Molecules Show Potential for Treatment of Ischemia

Small Molecules Show Potential for Treatment of Ischemia

🕔14:02, 21.Dec 2013

In a collaborative study, researchers from several Yale departments have developed small synthetic molecules that limit damage to the heart from ischemia, which could potentially be developed into drugs to be used in a surgical or therapeutic setting.

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iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

🕔09:37, 30.May 2013

During fieldwork, Dr. Isaac Bogoch assembled a microscope from an iPhone, an $8 ball lens, and some tape, to detect hookworms in 200 Tanzanian children. The invention gives hope for increased detection of the disease in rural Africa and around the world.

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A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

🕔20:15, 11.May 2013

An ingenious, easy-to-use diagnostic device developed by Vanderbilt professor Dr. Rick Haselton could be a game-changer in the fight against malaria.

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