Still no clarity on strain-specific deaths as India toll close to 5K
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) There is no data currently available that can clearly say that there are strain-specific differences among SARS-CoV-2 viruses, which are leading to more deaths, says Jeffrey Townsend, Professor at Yale University. He also said the virus does not concern itself with geography, nation, race, or strain.Source: Outlook
International Travel Controls Slowed, But Failed to Stop, Coronavirus
Travel bans, screenings and lockdown procedures were effective in slowing early global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but these measures alone were inadequate to contain the epidemic, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Jeffrey Townsend interviews Rhiju Das, creator of EteRNA
In our third podcast, Jeffrey Townsend interviews Rhiju Das, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University and the newest team member of the Center for Genetically Encoded Materials. Jeff talks to Rhiju about his 'citizen science' video game EteRNA, which he has turned into a massive open laboratory to advance science. This interview was recorded on the August 30, 2018. You can play EteRNA using your web browser at eternagame.org/.Source: Yale Center for Genetically Encoded Materials
Jeffrey Townsend interviews C-GEM Principal Investigator Alanna Schepartz
In our second podcast, Jeffrey Townsend interviews Alanna Schepartz, the head of the Center for Genetically Encoded Materials. Alanna discusses the science behind the Center, and the ways in which its leading edge biochemical research could create startling new possibilities in materials science. This interview was recorded on the June 13, 2018. C-GEM is an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation.Source: Yale Center for Genetically Encoded Materials.
YSPH Postdoc Deconstructs the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance with TV’s Bill Nye
When Yale School of Public Health postdoctoral associate Vincent Cannataro responded to a Twitter hashtag, “#BillMeetScienceTwitter,” created by scientists enhance the work of well-known TV presenter Bill Nye, a.k.a. “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He didn’t expect to meet the man himself.
New center to advance biology research
Thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers will soon make headway on the next frontier of synthetic biology — re-engineering cells to produce novel synthetic polymers.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale scientists develop novel genetic analysis model
After almost a decade of research, Yale scientists in partnership with scientists from Howard University have published a new genetic analysis tool that may soon change the way we differentiate between humans and chimpanzees, our close genetic relatives.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale researchers use new techniques to pinpoint evolution in fungi
Authors from Yale and Michigan State University collaborated on a National Science Foundation study of five types of fungi that has illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes.
Mathematical Model Developed at YSPH Provides New Insights into Deadly Bubonic Plague
The bubonic plague, transmitted by fleas from rats to humans, has caused major disruptions throughout history, from the Byzantine Empire to the Victorian era. Plague—from natural sources and as an agent of bioterrorism—still poses a threat today, leading scientists to look to the past to understand how interactions of fleas, rats and humans can wreak havoc by spreading the disease.