Simple Change to Microscope Opens Up a Complex Panorama of Cells
Yale researchers in the lab of Joerg Bewersdorf have developed a way to visualize extremely tiny structures by using standard light microscopy, a world previously only accessible by expensive and cumbersome electron microscopy.Source: YaleNews
Colón-Ramos named McConnell Duberg Associate Professor
Daniel A. Colón-Ramos, PhD, recently appointed as Dorys McConnell Duberg Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, focuses his research on how synapses are formed and maintained to control behavior and store memories. Colón-Ramos’ discoveries have altered long-held views on the process and may offer important clues in the fight against disease.
Of Worms and a Special Love of Home
Daniel Colón-Ramos works with the roundworm C. elegans as a means of advancing knowledge of the fundamental building blocks of the nervous system, saying that mastering the basics is essential to answering the bigger questions. He also has dedicated himself to improving opportunities for people in his native Puerto Rico.Source: Medicine@Yale
Scientists find clues to mystery of Williams Syndrome’s peculiar symptoms
Patients with Williams Syndrome often are extremely social and possess a remarkable affinity and talent for music. They also experience life-threatening cardiovascular problems and developmental disabilities. The mystery is what happens during development to cause such peculiar symptoms.
Neuroscientists, Geneticist Win ‘High Risk, High Reward’ Grants
Three Yale researchers have won 2018 ‘High Risk, High Rewards’ grants from the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health, which intends to fund “major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that require trans-NIH collaboration to succeed.”
Five young Yale scientists recognized for excellence
Five Yale faculty members are among the 84 young researchers designated as Faculty Scholars under a new program to promote early career scientists, launched by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Racism in the Research Lab
In the very same places we learned the skills of our professions, we were also frequently reminded that we were minorities in biomedical research. While being a minority is a constant and inescapable identity, it is not our only identity. We would rather be known for our hard-earned contributions to research and biomedicine.Source: New York Times
Research in the news: How a mutated gene wreaks havoc on white matter
An inherited disease of myelin marked by slow, progressive neurological impairment is caused by mutations of a gene that controls lipid metabolism, a finding that may shed insight into mechanisms to control the course of multiple sclerosis (MS), a Yale team has found.
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.