Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Researchers in the Herzon lab at Yale have devised a total synthesis of the antibiotic pleuromutilin, opening the door to new potential antibiotics to help fight bacterial resistance.

Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Hiding Transplants from Our Immune Systems: Nanoparticles deliver gene-suppressor, decreasing risk of transplant rejection

Yale researchers develop a nanoparticle delivery system that releases a siRNA capable of protecting transplanted organs from rejection by the immune system. The nanoparticles have the potential to inhibit immune system’s recognition of transplants.

A Better Alzheimer’s Drug: New drug restores memory in mice with fewer side effects

A Better Alzheimer’s Drug: New drug restores memory in mice with fewer side effects

Yale researchers repair memory deficits in Alzheimer’s mice using a drug that targets abnormal protein interactions in the brain

The Search: Mathematical model explains diversity in cancer cell movement

The Search: Mathematical model explains diversity in cancer cell movement

If cancer cells can’t find the highways of the body, they can’t spread and become more lethal. A mathematical model developed by Andre Levchenko and JinSeok Park of the Yale Systems Biology Institute provides a framework to explain cell migration behavior that can be implemented down the line to keep cells searching longer.

What’s Hot, Dense, and Spins Like Crazy?

What’s Hot, Dense, and Spins Like Crazy?

Just moments after the big bang, all matter existed in a state called the quark-gluon plasma. Yale professor Helen Caines and her group work with the STAR collaboration, together aiming to discover the properties of our universe this early in its history.

Why is Yawning Contagious?

Why is Yawning Contagious?

Researchers at the University of Nottingham may have determined the cause of why yawns are contagious.

How was Wheat Domesticated?

How was Wheat Domesticated?

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have been studying the genomics of wheat to determine how it was domesticated.

Undergraduate Profile: Peter Wang (TD ’18): A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Undergraduate Profile: Peter Wang (TD ’18): A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Peter Wang is a current senior majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. While at Yale, he’s done it all—from publishing a paper in ACS Biochemistry to going on a month-long solo journey through Europe.

Science in the Spotlight: The Telomerase Revolution

Science in the Spotlight: The Telomerase Revolution

What if aging could be stopped, or even reversed? Michael Fossel, University of Michigan professor of clinical science and the author of The Telomerase Revolution, writes about the potential for aging to be reversed using the enzyme telomerase.

Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

Starry Fuel Tanks: What fuels the starburst phases of galaxies?

A long time ago, in galaxies far, far away, stars were churned out at unprecedented rates: over 100 solar masses were produced annually. These luminous, dusty starburst galaxies were 1000 times more common in the very early universe than they