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June 26, 2019

Scientists take big step towards producing novel polymers in living cells

Yale chemists are one step closer to using the ribosome — the cell’s protein-making factory — to create designer polymers, including better materials and drugs.

June 26, 2019

Yale scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads

Combining experimental analysis and clinical data, Yale researchers have discovered a mechanism in cancer’s spread that could help develop new drug treatments.

June 25, 2019

How the brain helps us make good decisions — and bad ones

Distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making decisions and determining which choices to store in memory, a new study shows.

June 25, 2019

The secret of autobiographical memory is in assembly of cells

Yale research suggests that the size and shape of neuronal assemblies are the most crucial elements in our ability to record episodic memories.

June 24, 2019

More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain

Overall use of 3-D mammography rose from 12.9% to 43.2% of screening exams between 2015 and 2017, but lags among some vulnerable populations, a new study finds.

June 21, 2019

Hue times two: a second look at the color of dinosaur eggs

New research by Yale paleontologist Jasmina Wiemann confirms: The evolutionary root of modern bird egg coloring can be found in eumaniraptoran dinosaurs.

June 19, 2019

A tool for identifying phases of matter

Yale scientists have developed a more accurate way to help classify the distinct physical forms taken on by all the “stuff” in the universe.

June 18, 2019

How common gut bacteria trigger a lethal autoimmune disease

Antiphospholipid syndrome, an immune system disorder that raises the risk of blood clots, may be triggered by the common gut bactrium Roseburia intestinalis.

June 18, 2019

Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone

New Yale research advances knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments.

June 17, 2019

Tracking life’s first step: Two molecules ‘awaken’ brand new genome

Using zebrafish embryos as a model, Yale researchers have shed new light on the beginning of life from a molecular standpoint.