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Seeing the good in biology’s ‘bad guys’

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Seeing the good in biology’s ‘bad guys’

Though antioxidants may bring health benefits by curbing the damage caused by free radicals, research shows they are a double-edged sword

After healthy human cells convert nutrients into energy, there are some molecules left over. Some of these are useful and are integrated into the cell, but others are highly reactive and ready to wreak havoc. Called free radicals, these molecules have an unpaired...

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New hope for old brains seen in study of memory

New hope for old brains seen in study of memory

The prefrontal cortex (PFC)—the front part of the brain, just behind the forehead—is the site of a dizzying array of important neurological functions. One is working memory, the short-term memory we rely on when...

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Cellular toolkit opens up a world of possibilities

Cellular toolkit opens up a world of possibilities

Cells are like novels: they’re made up of words and sentences, each spelled out in combinations of letters. All of cell biology is dictated by the letters of the genetic code, which determine the amino acid sequences of...

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The world is ‘Closer to Free’

Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven have joined forces to create Closer to Free — a fund that provides essential financial resources for breakthrough cancer research and compassionate patient...

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