Smita Shukla

Uncovering the Biochemical Basis of Depression

In a new correlation study, researchers in Professor Picciotto’s lab showed that individuals afflicted with depression have higher levels of acetylcholine in their brains. The researchers used mice to demonstrate the complexity of the pathways involved in depression, and their findings could give rise to more effective antidepressants.

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Micro Fuel Cells: A Novel Breakthrough in Portable Power

Yale researchers have developed a new micro fuel cell technology that may be a viable replacement for conventional lithium ion battery power supplies. The micro-fabricated device developed by the Taylor Laboratory exploits bulk metallic glass materials in the construction of micro fuel cells.

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