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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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East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials

East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials

A Yale professor brings an ancient remedy to the forefront, showing that traditional herbs can combat cancer.

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Alumni Profile: Michele Swanson ’82

Alumni Profile: Michele Swanson ’82

Michele Swanson ’82 is a professor of microbiology at the University of Michigan and a leader in the American Society for Microbiology.

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Red Flags Raised by New Prion Disease

Red Flags Raised by New Prion Disease

A recent study has called for additional precautionary measures to be taken when sterilizing surgical instruments for brain surgery, in order to ensure that they are not contaminated by prions.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Evolution: How promoter mutations may factor in

Evolution as we know it is driven by mutations in genes. But researchers at Yale were curious about what surrounds a gene. That is, how does a whole gene network evolve?

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Salmonella enterica Forego the Flagella: Yale researchers find new moves in bacterial choreography

Salmonella enterica Forego the Flagella: Yale researchers find new moves in bacterial choreography

New Yale research reveals how Salmonella bacteria move when flagella are of no use, adding dimensions to our understanding of bacterial choreography.

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The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The nervous system is built on a tight schedule. Scientists investigated this neurological clock in zebrafish, bringing us closer to a complete picture of brain development.

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An Ancient Alphabet for the Digital Age: Encoding digital information in DNA

An Ancient Alphabet for the Digital Age: Encoding digital information in DNA

With mechanical failure, physical damage, and format obsolescence threatening devices from CDs to servers, we cannot count on the digital storage media that we use today to last forever. Robert Grass has discovered a more durable way to store digital information: by encoding it in silica-covered molecules of DNA.

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Fighting Cancer from Within: The emerging immunotherapy paradigm of cancer treatment

Fighting Cancer from Within: The emerging immunotherapy paradigm of cancer treatment

Cancer cells are able to avoid destruction by the immune system by expressing a protein that inhibits T-cells. Scientists have now reactivated the immune system in some cancer patients, improved the prognosis of people who had exhausted all other treatment options.

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