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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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Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Yale researchers develop a nanoparticle delivery system that releases a siRNA capable of protecting transplanted organs from rejection by the immune system. The nanoparticles have the potential to inhibit immune system’s recognition of transplants.

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How was Wheat Domesticated?

How was Wheat Domesticated?

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have been studying the genomics of wheat to determine how it was domesticated.

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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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Documentary Review: Chasing Coral

Documentary Review: Chasing Coral

The documentary “Chasing Coral,” by director Jeff Orlowski, illustrates how rising temperatures are causing the destruction of coral reefs worldwide.

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Alumni Profile: Sandy Chang (YC ’88)

Alumni Profile: Sandy Chang (YC ’88)

Sandy Chang, Associate Dean for Science Education, shares his journey in STEM and his strong belief in mentorship as the key to success. As a past alum of Yale College (and Yale Scientific Magazine), Chang is here to give back to his students.

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Molecular Speak: How Gut Bacteria Communicate with Human Cells

Molecular Speak: How Gut Bacteria Communicate with Human Cells

Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute identified groups of gut bacteria that produce molecules capable of interacting with human cells.

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Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

A new Yale study shows that a mismatch between sweetness and calories can fool the body’s metabolic system and interrupt digestion. What is the link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes?

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Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Yale researchers have developed a small-scale, solar-powered water purification system using nanotechnology. The design, created in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center, is intended to provide clean water in off-grid scenarios, such as rural areas and disaster zones.

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