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Guide to the Galaxy: A SAGA: Neighboring galaxies provide clues to the nature of the universe

Guide to the Galaxy: A SAGA: Neighboring galaxies provide clues to the nature of the universe

The Milky Way Galaxy has long been studied as a model for other galaxies in the universe. However, Yale professor Marla Geha is part of a collaboration exploring just how different the Milky Way might actually be.

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.

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.

If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

Broken DNA can put us on the path towards fixing cancer. Research by Peter Glazer and Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center suggests that carcinogenic mutations most current therapies aim to repair can instead serve as selecting agents for better drug targeting with DNA repair inhibitors.

Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

This recently discovered microprotein has the ability to remove excess genetic material in cells. Researchers are only beginning to explore its potential.

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Deco Gecko: A Clean Touch to Art

Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Scaling Quantum Computers to New Heights: Computer Science Leaps Ahead with Quantum Chips

Quantum technologies could unlock entirely new ways to view the world — but only if scientists can create stable methods of manipulating qubits. Researchers from the Yale Quantum Institute have integrated classical and quantum technologies to create scalable quantum information chips, heralding a paradigm shift for the field.

Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts: Computers master medieval texts

Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts: Computers master medieval texts

A new algorithm allows computer scientists to unlock the secrets of medieval manuscripts. From pen to pixel, researchers are using science to better understand historical texts.

How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

Through months of a squirrel’s cold slumber, neurons generate their own heat to keep functioning. Our cover story explains this feat of the nervous system and explores what it might mean for humans.

Rebirth of Wright

Rebirth of Wright

For 50 years, the Wright Particle Accelerator was a symbol of Yale’s commitment to and dominance in the field of physics. This story commemorates these decades of excellence, and explores what is next for the Wright Lab.