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Alumni Profile: Esther Choo (JE ’94, MD ’01)

Alumni Profile: Esther Choo (JE ’94, MD ’01)

Dr. Esther Choo’s work transcends the walls of the emergency room. Besides treating patients and conducting research, she also utilizes her 20K-follower Twitter platform to advocate for social equity in the medical field.

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How Genes Affect Your Flu Vaccines

How Genes Affect Your Flu Vaccines

A national study has confirmed a genetic link to our bodies’ responses to the flu vaccine. Yale Associate Professor of Medicine Ruth Montgomery explains the significance of this discovery to the future of vaccination.

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Lyme and Punishment: How Human Activity May Affect the Spread of Lyme disease

Lyme and Punishment: How Human Activity May Affect the Spread of Lyme disease

Contrary to the popular Plum Island conspiracy, Lyme disease may have origins some 60,000 years in the past.

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Timing Your Thoughts

Timing Your Thoughts

A study published in PNAS in August 2017 showed how the mistiming of someone’s thoughts may be linked to a person’s tendency to hold delusional thoughts.

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The Search: Mathematical model explains diversity in cancer cell movement

The Search: Mathematical model explains diversity in cancer cell movement

If cancer cells can’t find the highways of the body, they can’t spread and become more lethal. A mathematical model developed by Andre Levchenko and JinSeok Park of the Yale Systems Biology Institute provides a framework to explain cell migration behavior that can be implemented down the line to keep cells searching longer.

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Why is Yawning Contagious?

Why is Yawning Contagious?

Researchers at the University of Nottingham may have determined the cause of why yawns are contagious.

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Science in the Spotlight: The Telomerase Revolution

Science in the Spotlight: The Telomerase Revolution

What if aging could be stopped, or even reversed? Michael Fossel, University of Michigan professor of clinical science and the author of The Telomerase Revolution, writes about the potential for aging to be reversed using the enzyme telomerase.

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Nature and Nurture: Reclassifying diseases by genetic and environmental factors

Nature and Nurture: Reclassifying diseases by genetic and environmental factors

A comparison of genetic and environmental correlations between twenty-nine diseases reveals unforeseen similarities that transform both the classification and potentially treatments of complex diseases.

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Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Researchers at Rice, Durham, and North Carolina State have developed and tested molecular motors that, upon UV activation, drill holes through cell membranes and kill the targeted cells. Their research has the potential to lead to revolutionary new photodynamic treatments for diseases like cancer.

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Game of Sperms

Game of Sperms

Why do males in some species care for children that are not their own? A new Yale study explains the reasons behind these actions.

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