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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

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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Plants in Arms


Plants in Arms


Though we have always known that plants are vital to maintaining good health and preventing diseases, only recently have scientists begun to uncover the mystery and promise lying within their leafy tendrils. Yale professor Nicole Clay and her team of

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Cracking the Code for Multisite Synthetic Amino Acid Incorporation

Cracking the Code for Multisite Synthetic Amino Acid Incorporation

A recent study published in Nature Biotechnology by a Yale University team revealed an efficient way for building new classes of biomaterials containing nonstandard amino acids.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

A double espresso shot delays the human circadian clock by an average of 40 minutes. How does
the most widely used psychoactive drug — caffeine — affect our internal timekeeping?

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Highly Aromatic with a Smooth, Microbial Finish: Yeast S. cerevisiae dictates the nuances of wine

Highly Aromatic with a Smooth, Microbial Finish: Yeast S. cerevisiae dictates the nuances of wine

There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.

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Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Scientists are working towards better methods of drug delivery for diseases that attack the brain.

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Mosquitoes Resistant to Malaria: Scientists investigate the innate immune response in Anopheles gambiae

Mosquitoes Resistant to Malaria: Scientists investigate the innate immune response in Anopheles gambiae

Anopheles gambiae is professor Richard Baxter’s insect of interest, and it is easy to see why: The mosquito species found in sub-Saharan Africa excels at transmitting malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases. “[Malaria] is a scourge of the developing

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ARMs Fight Cancer: A new class of synthetic molecules combats prostate cancer

ARMs Fight Cancer: A new class of synthetic molecules combats prostate cancer

Yale researchers led by professor David Spiegel have developed ARMs, a new class of chemicals that can be used to treat prostate cancer and other diseases.

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Tiny Proteins with Big Functions

Tiny Proteins with Big Functions

Contrary to common scientific belief, proteins need not be large to have powerful biological functions.

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