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Yale Researchers Discover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability

July 21, 2014

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New research from Yale University found that simultaneous inhibition of both telomerase and p21 inhibited tumor growth in mice. Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a genetic vulnerability of cancer cells that express telomerase — an enzyme that drives their unchecked growth — and showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon […]

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey to Chart the Cosmos like Never Before

July 16, 2014

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Survey officials announced the fourth phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an initiative that spans four continents and includes 200 astronomers at more than 40 institutions. The next phase of a global drive to map the night sky will bring the cosmos into greater focus than at any in human history. Yale University scientists […]

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Physicists Track Quantum Errors in Real Time

July 14, 2014

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A team of scientists has tackled the first step in quantum error correction, successfully identifying errors as they happen in real time. Scientists at Yale University have demonstrated the ability to track real quantum errors as they occur, a major step in the development of reliable quantum computers. They report their results in the journal […]

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Dragonfly Telephoto Array Reveals Seven Previously Unseen Dwarf Galaxies

July 11, 2014

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Using a new type of telescope, astronomers at Yale University discovered seven dwarf galaxies while probing a nearby spiral galaxy. Meet the seven new dwarf galaxies. Yale University astronomers, using a new type of telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses, recently discovered seven celestial surprises while probing a nearby spiral galaxy. The previously unseen […]

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FDA Approved Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

June 24, 2014

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Using an existing FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis called tofacitinib citrate, a man with alopecia universalis has grown a full head of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as facial, armpit, and other hair. A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by […]

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Yale Study Shows Links between Smoking and Education

May 23, 2014

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A newly published study from Yale University reveals that the links between smoking and education in adulthood are in fact explained by characteristics and choices made in adolescence. It’s well established that adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than adults with less education, but the reasons for this inequality are unclear. […]

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Study Reveals That Diamond Planets May Be More Common Than Prevoiusly Thought

May 13, 2014

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A newly published study from astronomers at Yale University reveals that diamond planets may be more common than previously thought. Carbon-rich planets may be more common than previously thought, according to new research by Yale University astronomers. Some of these planets, all located far beyond Earth’s solar system, could contain vast deposits of graphite or […]

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Chemical Analysis Reveals that Nearby Galaxy Segue 1 is a “Fossil” from the Early Universe

May 2, 2014

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By analyzing the chemical elements in nearby galaxy Segue 1, new research reveals that it is the least chemically evolved galaxy known and researchers believe it will provide new insight into the first galaxies. Pasadena, California — New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie’s Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest […]

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Yale Study Reveals Parts of Ancient Antarctica Were as Warm as Today’s California Coast

April 28, 2014

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New research from Yale University shows that parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today’s California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean were similar to seawater temperatures near Florida today. Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today’s California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century […]

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Yale Research Shows People with a Mental Illness are More Likely to Smoke

April 16, 2014

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New research from Yale University shows that people with a mental illness are much more likely to smoke cigarettes and are less likely to quit smoking than those without mental illness. Those in the United States with a mental illness diagnosis are much more likely to smoke cigarettes and smoke more heavily, and are less […]

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Neurobiologists Block the Effects of Stress

April 14, 2014

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By deleting the REDD1 gene in mice, researchers from Yale University were able to block the synaptic and behavioral deficits caused by stress. Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful antidepressant, Yale researchers have found. However, stress has […]

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Study Reveals How and When Earth Developed Its Rigid Tectonic Plates

April 7, 2014

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Newly published research from Yale University and Université de Lyon in France shows how and when Earth developed its rigid tectonic plates and why Venus never has. “We think it all comes down to the behavior of tiny grains of minerals within rocks,” said Yale geophysicist David Bercovici, lead author of research published online April […]

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