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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

The biggest epidemic since Ebola has caused a sharp increase in cases of babies being born with abnormally small heads. At Yale, a team of researchers have uncovered the first breakthrough insights into a molecular understanding of how Zika virus causes microcephaly.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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Fruit Flies Generate Buzz in Oncology Research

Fruit Flies Generate Buzz in Oncology Research

Research into fruit fly growth hormones has yielded a new understanding of hormonal interactions that could be useful in fighting the growth of cancers in humans.

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Eczema Patients Have a Unique Microbiome

Eczema Patients Have a Unique Microbiome

Patients with atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, have a unique skin microbiome. Knowing more about the relationship between the microbiome and skin conditions like eczema could result in novel, targeted therapies.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Spirochete Growth

Unraveling the Mystery of Spirochete Growth

A recent study by Yale researchers found that Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, exhibits a unique pattern of cell growth, elongating through discrete “hot zones” of cell wall synthesis that mark where daughter cells will divide. This discovery could help yield new, targeted therapies for Lyme disease.

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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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Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

Fluid-Screen: A Promising Yale Nanotechnology Startup

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

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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