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The Inflammation Question in Pregnancy

Inflammation during pregnancy is both essential and threatening. Researchers at Yale have uncovered the evolutionary history of this paradoxical response and believe it to be the next step in improving assisted reproductive technologies.

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When Noise Becomes a Signal: A Study of Random Motion

The world is filled with chaos: the coffee you drink is a mixture of scattered particles swirling in random motion, ships are thrown to-and-fro by sudden bad weather, and wind blows your bike off course. A recent study demonstrates how this chaos can be reduced into a simple graph that can illustrate when, and how, chaos will strike.

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Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Tumor imaging can help clinicians assess a patient’s response to cancer treatment. Yale Professor D.S. Fahmeed Hyder and his colleagues have developed a technique to more precisely image brain tumors by measuring extracellular pH.

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Decoding the Largest Mammalian Genome

Think that you have a large genome? Think again. The red vizcacha rat from Argentina is known to have a genome size almost three times larger than that of humans, and researchers have unearthed new data about this intriguing phenomenon.

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A Gecko Opera: Reptile Vocal Plasticity and the Lombard Effect

Humans, and many other animals, reflexively increase the volume of their vocalizations in a noisy environment, a phenomenon called the Lombard effect. A new study on geckos, one of the first to examine vocal plasticity in a reptile, found that while geckos do not exhibit the Lombard effect, they do modify their calls in other ways so as to more easily be heard over noise.

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Upgrading CO2

As global warming accelerates, researchers are exploring methods to mitigate these effects, such as changing carbon dioxide into more useful reactions. Yueshen Wu, a PhD student at Yale, invented a new method of converting carbon dioxide into a useful chemical feedstock.

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