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Scientists Receive Grants to Study Ovarian Cancer

In an attempt to improve the survival rate of women suffering from ovarian cancer, Dr. Gil Mor and Dr. Alessandro Santin of the Yale School of Medicine have collectively received over $5 mil­lion in grants to support their promising research.

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Natural Birth May Lead to Better Baby Bonding

Yale Child Study Center Assistant Professor James Swain, M.D. recently published an article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry examining the relationship between a mother’s bond to her baby and the method of delivery at birth.

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The Return of the Fairy Shrimp

In the late 1950s, the fairy shrimp Eubranchipus holmani appeared to have vanished. However, Dr. Eric A. Lazo-Wasem, senior collections manager in the Peabody Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, has rediscovered a population of the species.

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Artificial Cells Boost T Cell Production

In adoptive immunotherapy, a potential new cancer therapy, blood is drawn from the patient and T cells from that blood are proliferated, or expanded, outside the body. The expanded T cells are then re-injected to fight the cancer.

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let-7 miRNA Helps Suppress Lung Tumor Cells

Recently, Dr. Frank Slack, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, made further breakthroughs working with these miRNA molecules, specifically with the let-7 miRNA and its use as a lung tumor-suppressor.

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