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Posts From Malini Gandhi

Unraveling the Mystery of Spirochete Growth

Unraveling the Mystery of Spirochete Growth

A recent study by Yale researchers found that Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, exhibits a unique pattern of cell growth, elongating through discrete “hot zones” of cell wall synthesis that mark where daughter cells will divide. This discovery could help yield new, targeted therapies for Lyme disease.

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

A recent study led by Yale researchers indicates that the hormone FGF21 may help protect against the collapse of the immune system with age by preventing the degradation of the thymus. This discovery may offer a promising treatment for improving immunity in the elderly, as well as for helping cancer patients following bone marrow transplants.

Salmonella enterica Forego the Flagella: Yale researchers find new moves in bacterial choreography

Salmonella enterica Forego the Flagella: Yale researchers find new moves in bacterial choreography

New Yale research reveals how Salmonella bacteria move when flagella are of no use, adding dimensions to our understanding of bacterial choreography.

Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

A buzzing combination of physics and philosophy, the television series “Through the Wormhole” examines intriguing questions about human existence in an engaging, accessible manner.

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management.

A Smelly Problem: Manure Fertilization Causes Bloom of Antibiotic-Resistant Soil Bacteria

A Smelly Problem: Manure Fertilization Causes Bloom of Antibiotic-Resistant Soil Bacteria

Animal manure may be more than just stinky. A recent Yale study showed that cow manure fertilization induces a bloom of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil, a finding with important implications for agricultural practices and for public health. According to author