Urmila Chadayammuri


Big Bang, Give Me a Twirl

Radio telescopes reveal surprisingly neat rotation in extremely young galaxies “We are made of star stuff.” These timeless words from astrophysicist and space evangelist Carl

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Bull’s Eye: Targeted Immunotherapy of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a motor disease, starting with muscular pain and potentially escalating to failure of vital muscles such as the diaphragm. Like other autoimmune diseases, it was historically treated with steroids, which suppress the immune system overall. Professor Richard Nowak at the Yale School of Medicine has found a much more targeted attack strategy.

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Rain on Black Holes

Nearly every observed galaxy has a giant black hole at its center. Clues lead us to believe that these monsters, weighing as much a billion

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