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Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

The 2009 Scaringe Award from the RNA Society was awarded to Shobha Vasudevan, post­doctoral fellow in Joan Steitz’s laboratory, who has discovered a novel role for microRNAs in quiescent frog cells.

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Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend information crucial to regenerating rainforests.

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Pop an Aspirin, Protect Your Liver?

In a study led by Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Associate Professor of Digestive Diseases and Immunobiol­ogy, new data suggests that aspirin may reduce liver toxicity induced by a variety of different agents in addition to serving as a general painkiller.

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Schoelkopf Earns Norton Professorship

Since joining the Yale faculty in 1998, Schoel­kopf, newly endowed William A. Norton Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, has focused on quantum computing and nanoscale physics.

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