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Carfilzomib: The Latest Triumph of Targeted Therapies Development

Carfilzomib: The Latest Triumph of Targeted Therapies Development

After a 14-year process, carfilzomib, a cancer drug developed from a natural product by Dr. Craig Crews’ lab, has received FDA approval.

The Healing Art of Meditation

The Healing Art of Meditation

Dr. Judson Brewer of the Yale Medical School has shown that meditation decreases activity of the parts of the mind associated with self-referential processing and mind-wandering.

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.

Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Neuroscientific research is revealing the ways in which laughter may really be an effective medicine.

Dark Energy: Studying the Expansion and Fate of the Universe

Dark Energy: Studying the Expansion and Fate of the Universe

In spite of gravity’s attractive force, the universe expands at an accelerating rate.
Yale Professor of Cosmology, Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, studies dark energy, the
fluid responsible for the negative pressure in the universe.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“HENRIETTA LACKS,” Professor Defler wrote in large letters on the blackboard of a community college class. Rebecca Skloot, sixteen-years old at the time, sat in biology class captivated, listening to the story of the HeLa cell line for the first