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Christine Jacobs-Wagner
May 30, 2019
Examples of biological scaling are everywhere. The paw of a mouse is smaller than the human hand. Our own organs and limbs typically scale with our body size as we develop...
Nikhil Malvankar
April 4, 2019
See also The New York Times: Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’ Deep in the ocean or underground, where there is no oxygen, Geobacter ...
April 4, 2019
By Bill Hathaway Deep in the ocean or underground, where there is no oxygen, Geobacter bacteria “breathe” by projecting tiny protein filaments called “nanowires” into the...
Andrew Goodman
February 7, 2019
People sometimes suffer toxic side effects from drugs that help many others. Yale scientists have identified a surprising explanation — the gut microbiome. The research, ...
Poster Yale MSI Retreat 2018
December 5, 2018
The first gathering of scholars from Yale’s Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) took place December 5th, bringing together over 70 faculty, postdocs, students, and staff for a...
September 18, 2018
While most of us pay little attention to the food we eat after chewing and swallowing, the next step in digestion is only the beginning of an hours-long process of extracting...