Yale researchers track immune system cells’ movement

November 18, 2009
Researchers from Yale’s Mechanical Engineering Department recently developed a technique to control the movement of immune system cells by taking advantage of how these cells track bacteria. Knowing that immune system cells follow chemical trails released by bacteria, post-doctoral researcher Holger Kress and mechanical engineering professor Eric Dufresne ’96 developed artificial bacteria that released chemicals »

Yale-affiliated researchers link motor, sensory skills

November 11, 2009
Researchers at the Yale-affiliated Haskins Laboratories have uncovered a link between motor learning and sensory perception, a discovery that could help to treat motor disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Scientists previously thought sensory and motor faculties developed and functioned independently, but the Haskins study, published Nov. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of »