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Posts From Ashwin Chetty

Pioneering Alzheimer’s Treatment: A compound that can reverse neural connection loss

Pioneering Alzheimer’s Treatment: A compound that can reverse neural connection loss

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which currently affects more that 5.7 million people in the US, is a neurodegenerative disease that greatly impairs memory. Despite the vast field of research dedicated toward tackling Alzheimer’s, there is still no cure. Erik Gunther, along

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Four-Dimensional Sequencing

Researchers study organisms’ genomes using a process called ribonucleic acid sequencing (RNA-seq), which gives a holistic picture of what genes that organism’s cells are expressing.  Recently, Yale PhD candidate Jeremy Schofield and colleagues working in Associate Professor Matthew Simon’s lab

One Neuron Remembering a Memory

One Neuron Remembering a Memory

Most people prefer sitting in a room with AC than sitting in a hot field.  Research scientist Josh Hawk and his team study the neural mechanisms behind remembering and acting upon temperature preference memories like these, except they study this

Solarizing Through Social Networks

Solarizing Through Social Networks

Installing solar panels can be contagious. Dr. Kenneth Gillingham of Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies researches how solar adoption campaigns in Connecticut can take advantage of the peer effects of solar installation.

The Twists And Turns Of Flowers

The Twists And Turns Of Flowers

A molecule in your jam plays a role in the twisting of flower petals. Yale Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Vivian Irish, studies how a genetic mutation causes epidermal cells and flower organs to twist.