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From Triggers to Targets:  Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

From Triggers to Targets: Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

Yale researchers Professor Mark Gerstein and Dr. Ekta Khurana have led an investigation into non-coding regions of DNA resulting in the identification of cancer triggers for further characterization. Their process can be generalized to uncover triggers for other diseases, and these triggers could be potential targets for therapeutics and precision medicine.

Shattering discovery may prevent glass from shattering: Optimizing microstructures in materials may enable more durable infrastructure

Shattering discovery may prevent glass from shattering: Optimizing microstructures in materials may enable more durable infrastructure

Yale researchers, Professor Jan Schroers and Dr. Baran Sarac, have developed a process called “artificial microstructures” to link the structure of a material with the properties. The technique can be applied to optimize and enhance the qualities of everyday materials, such as glass, metals, and polymers, opening the door to the materials of the future.

Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

Researchers at Yale have discovered a connection between hunger control and immune system function, creating the potential for a wide array of further studies involving immune system enhancement.

The Impending Population Boom … or Food Crash?

The Impending Population Boom … or Food Crash?

Lester R. Brown’s Full Plant, Empty Plates depicts a bleak future caused by growing population pressures and irresponsible resource usage. Warning of impending crisis, his book urges readers to take action now.

The Kraken: Monster of the Deep, Caught on Camera at Last

The Kraken: Monster of the Deep, Caught on Camera at Last

Scientists in Japan working with Discovery Channel have finally filmed the elusive “Kraken,” also known as the giant squid, in its natural habitat.