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Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

🕔21:09, 17.Aug 2016

A project that began in a Yale classroom has since grown into a thriving and ambitious startup that promises to revolutionize the nanotechnology industry and change how we test potentially contaminated water. Monika Weber, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidate, founded

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Gender Bender: Genetically Modifying Mosquito Sex

Gender Bender: Genetically Modifying Mosquito Sex

🕔20:55, 17.Aug 2016

For many years, gene editing has been hailed as the future of medicine. As the genetic basis of disease becomes clearer, researchers continue to discover more ways to alter the genome and prevent or cure diseases. Recently, a new gene

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BPA-Free Isn’t Always Better: The dangers of BPS, a BPA substitute

BPA-Free Isn’t Always Better: The dangers of BPS, a BPA substitute

🕔18:52, 17.Aug 2016

In the early 1950s, manufacturers began to use the compound bisphenol A—more colloquially known as BPA—as a strengthening agent in commercial plastics. It wasn’t until forty years later that researchers began to suspect that synthetic chemicals like BPA could disrupt

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A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

🕔15:17, 17.Jul 2016

Yale professor of medicine Lynn Fiellin works through the Yale play2PREVENT Lab to develop video games for children and teens that aim to prevent health issues such as HIV, smoking, and drug abuse.

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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

🕔01:41, 20.May 2016

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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To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

🕔18:40, 5.Apr 2016

A recent study led by Yale researchers indicates that the hormone FGF21 may help protect against the collapse of the immune system with age by preventing the degradation of the thymus. This discovery may offer a promising treatment for improving immunity in the elderly, as well as for helping cancer patients following bone marrow transplants.

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Funding the Fight against Typhoid Fever

Funding the Fight against Typhoid Fever

🕔14:14, 31.Mar 2016

With the support from a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Virginia Pitzer will develop models on how best to use typhoid vaccines in developing countries.

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Khushi Baby: Improving Access to Vaccination Records in Rural India

Khushi Baby: Improving Access to Vaccination Records in Rural India

🕔14:08, 31.Mar 2016

A team of Yale students has developed an electronic method to store a child’s vaccination records using wearable computer chip technology. The project was designed for use in rural Indian communities without Internet access.

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Frick’n Frack’n

Frick’n Frack’n

🕔13:57, 31.Mar 2016

A screening of over 1000 chemicals found in hydraulic fracturing fluids and wastewater identified hundreds of potential toxins, highlighting the need for further studies.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill and Food-Borne Illness: A systemic issue?

Chipotle Mexican Grill and Food-Borne Illness: A systemic issue?

🕔22:49, 3.Mar 2016

Recent incidents of various food-borne illnesses at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants throughout the country have consumers and public health professionals alike questioning the chain’s reputation.

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