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alcohol dependence

Alcohol Dependence and Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Links

Gene variants associated with alcohol dependence are also linked to the risk of psychiatric disorders and other drug use, a massive study of more than...
Actiniais

A Water Treatment Breakthrough, Inspired by a Sea Creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The...
borophenevideo

Yale Scientists Make a Borophene Breakthrough

The thinnest flake, just one atom thick, has provided scientists at Yale and the Brookhaven National Laboratory with new insight into a promising material...
Fibroblasts

Cells Beneath the Skin Explain Differences in Healing

Differences in the cells that give skin its resilience and strength during wound repair may explain why individuals heal differently, according to a new Yale...
human genome

Yale Team Creates New Tool for Studying Elusive Elements of Human...

When scientists probe the human genome for clues about disease, they typically focus on the 2% of our genome that make functional proteins. To...
silicon chip

Making Sound ‘Chill out’

Yale scientists have discovered that laser light can be used to cool traveling sound waves in a silicon chip. Their findings appear in the Nov....
green fluorescent proteins

In Live Brain Function, Researchers Are Finally Seeing Red

For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new high-throughput screening method, researchers at the John...
metastatic melanoma

Study Shows Immunotherapy Drug Helps Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

When melanoma turns metastatic, it spreads to the brain in more than 40% of patients. A study by Yale Cancer Center researchers published today in the Journal...
Fossil soft tissue

A Toast to the Proteins in Dinosaur Bones

Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions,...
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...