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catalysts

Replicating Surfaces, in Extreme Detail

Yale researchers have developed a procedure that can replicate surface structures at the atomic scale - a breakthrough that could lead to better catalysts,...
glioblastoma tumors

Tiny DNA Modification Has Big Impact on Deadly Tumors

A simple modification of a DNA base in small areas of the genome may explain why glioblastoma tumors are so deadly, researchers at Yale and...
modern birds’ eggs

Dinosaurs Put All Colored Birds’ Eggs in One Basket, Evolutionarily Speaking

A new study says the colors found in modern birds’ eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs. According to...
Psychedelic drugs

Researchers Explain How LSD Changes Perception

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD have a profound impact on human consciousness, particularly perception. Researchers at Yale and the University of Zurich provide new...
heavy metal

Some Planetary Systems Just Aren’t into Heavy Metal

Small planetary systems with multiple planets are not fans of heavy metal — think iron, not Iron Maiden — according to a new Yale...
antibiotic resistance genes

A Closer Look at Antibiotic Resistant Genes in the Air

While the issue of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in water has long been studied, relatively little attention has been paid to airborne ARGs, despite...
RNA with small-molecule drugs

Attacking RNA with Small-Molecule Drugs

Yale researchers have developed a way to target RNA with small-molecule drugs, creating a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological...
leaf complexity

Radical Call to Overhaul Leaf Biology Models Using 3D Imaging

A global team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, has issued a clarion call for biologists...
bacterial cells

Researchers Discover How Fatal Biofilms Form

By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and...
robotic skinsvideo

‘Robotic Skins’ Turn Everyday Objects into Robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic Skins” technology developed by...
genetic diseasesvideo

Study Provides New Insights into the Origins of Genetic Diseases in...

For human cells to form and move normally during development, a network of protein filaments, known as the actin cytoskeleton, must organize the cell’s...
graphene mid-infrared detector

Device Uses Graphene to Convert Light to Electrical Signals

A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal...
Integrated Photonics

Sound Offers New Directions in Integrated Photonics

Yale scientists have demonstrated a new method to control the behavior of light on a silicon chip — specifically, its direction — by using...
diseases in newborns

New Approach Improves Detection of Diseases at Birth

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results, Yale...
cold virus

Fighting the Cold Virus and Other Threats, Body Makes Trade-Off, Says...

A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus....
Cancer and Chronic Infections

Two Molecules Offer Great Potential to Combat Cancer and Chronic Infections

To fight viral infections, your immune system calls on CD8 T cells to kill the infected cells. The CD8 T cells can also be used in immunotherapy approaches...
Robotic Fingers

Surfaces a Key Element in Robotic Fingers

Picking up a pen off a desk and writing with it might seem easy to you, but it’s no small feat to a robot. For...
quantum gate

Yale Researchers ‘Teleport’ a Quantum Gate

Yale University researchers have demonstrated one of the key steps in building the architecture for modular quantum computers: the “teleportation” of a quantum gate...
Arctic sea ice

‘Archived’ Heat Has Reached Deep into the Arctic Interior

Arctic sea ice isn’t just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer water that originated hundreds...
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis: How Scientists Developed a Breakthrough Drug

Imagine waking up to a world that blurs in front of you. Heading to the kitchen for breakfast, you’re hit with a wave of...