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Posts From Viola Lee

From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

Illustration by Sophia Zhao. The ability to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer has transformed medicine in recent years. A new study from the Zloza research group at the The State University of New Jersey suggests that we

Improving Modern Storage in the Big Data Age: Phase change random access memory

Improving Modern Storage in the Big Data Age: Phase change random access memory

The advent of machine learning is increasing the demand for data storage and computation. Today, we face the challenge of the AI era: how to prepare the infrastructure to reliably store big data and efficiently perform large computations. This complex

Watching Actin in Action: Unveiling new discoveries about our cytoskeleton

Watching Actin in Action: Unveiling new discoveries about our cytoskeleton

Just like complex vertebrates, cells are sup­ported by their own kind of skeleton. In fact, the cell’s skeleton, called the cytoskeleton, is very dynamic—the constituent “bones” can assemble and disassemble as required. One key player in the cytoskeleton is the

The Brain on a Dish: Organoids in the Age of Big Data

The Brain on a Dish: Organoids in the Age of Big Data

Yale neurobiologists are growing brain organoids to better understand the causes of neurological disorders. Brain organoids are artificial organs which are grown by differentiating pluripotent stem cells into neuronal tissues. Researchers in professor Flora Vaccarino’s lab at the Yale School