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A new device deciphers the language of cells

A new device deciphers the language of cells

A biomedical engineer listens in on what proteins are saying.

As inventions go, Yale biomedical engineer Rong Fan’s entry into the innovation sweepstakes is not much to look at. Fan’s device, impressively named a single-cell, 45-plex protein secretion measurement platform, seems to be little more than a sandwich of two sheets of clear silicon rubber the thickness of window glass, each sheet a bit smaller than a credit card and bearing a smaller, darker...

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Building a better mousetrap (and mouse)

Building a better mousetrap (and mouse)

The history of innovation in scientific methodology dates to antiquity, with such advances as the astrolabe in ancient Greece and the seismometer in China during the second century C.E. At Yale, it can be traced to the influence of such early figures as Benjamin Silliman, who created the first “modern” science laboratory at Yale in the early 1800s and was one of the founders of the medical school; and Russell...

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Yale debuts an incubator for medical inventions

Yale debuts an incubator for medical inventions

Think of a more formal version of a Silicon Valley garage that’s also a think tank and fundraiser, and you have an idea...

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Old problem, new tools

Old problem, new tools

Lucian Capozzo spent a lot of his time in intensive care cracking jokes, and he’s still at it as he sits in the kitchen...

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How a pocket-size tablet is changing medical education

How a pocket-size tablet is changing medical education

On a rainy day in February, Ruth Wang’ondu arrives at the Winchester Chest Clinic. The clinic is packed with patients...

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