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Yale Fights Back Against Aggressive Cancers

Yale Fights Back Against Aggressive Cancers

The Yale Cancer Biology Institute on West Campus is now the nexus of a new initiative geared towards understanding the dynamic changes in cell behavior that characterize cancer. The Institute, together with its collaborators, was the recipient of a 9.5 million dollar grant from the NIH; the funding may pave the way for more advanced therapies that target metastatic cells.

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Genetically Programming Virus-Resistant Bacteria:  Combating “Bugs” in Biofactories

Genetically Programming Virus-Resistant Bacteria: Combating “Bugs” in Biofactories

The Isaacs Lab on Yale University’s West Campus are recoding the genomes of bacteria so that they are resistant to viral infections. The research could pave the way for more secure biofactories.

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Tackling Inflammation at its Genetic Roots: Applying Personalized Medicine to Autoimmunity and Cancer

Tackling Inflammation at its Genetic Roots: Applying Personalized Medicine to Autoimmunity and Cancer

Yale researchers, led by professor of medicine Richard Bucala, have discovered that the transcription factor, ICBP90, governs the disease-causing aspect of a key inflammatory gene. This discovery has spurred new drug development efforts for patients of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer.

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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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