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Posts From Grace Cao

The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

A recent study from the lab of Antonio Giraldez, Associate Professor of Genetics, has identified three critical transcription factors controlling the maternal to zygotic transition in early embryonic development.

Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial led by Yale professor Kevan Herold may lead to an effective new treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Of Mice and Men: The Mouse as a Model for Human Disease

Of Mice and Men: The Mouse as a Model for Human Disease

For over a century, the mouse has been used as a model for human disease, leading to countless insights into human health. Virtually all clinical treatments must first be validated in the mouse before human trials are considered. However, a

A “Prime” New Strategy for Herpes Vaccination

A “Prime” New Strategy for Herpes Vaccination

Research from the Iwasaki lab suggests that vaccines against herpes may be improved by “pulling” in T cells to boost the immune reaction.

Book Review: The Vision Revolution

Book Review: The Vision Revolution

Dr. Mark Changizi’s “The Vision Revolution” compares four aspects of human vision to superpowers, highlighting some of the remarkable qualities of our visual systems.