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Solid Evidence for Liquid Water on Dione

Data gathered by NASA’s Cassini mission suggests that liquid water is present on Saturn’s Dione, researchers reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in October 2016.

Breathe Easy

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Blast to the Past: Mapping Malaria’s Past

An international team of researchers used blood slides from the 1940s to analyze a parasite that causes malaria. Despite the limitations of the sample, the team, led by Carles Lalueza-Fox of Spain, produced genetic data that may provide insights into malaria’s behavior and migratory patterns.

Alumni Profile: Dr. Ralph Greco, M.D. ‘68

Dr. Ralph Greco is a talented Yale alumnus helping to create healthier physicians.

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes

Ed Yong dives headfirst into the complex symbioses microbes have with humans and beyond, how these interactions can help and harm us, and the wonder and beauty of the relationships themselves.

Primary Care May Be Political: Doctors’ political preferences affect treatments prescribed

There is new evidence that suggests that physicians may not be the completely objective people we would like them to be. Yale researchers determined that physician’s political beliefs affects the treatments they prescribe to patients, particularly when faced with politically salient issues.

Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life

Researchers from Yale University and other institutions, headed by Dr. Victoria McCoy, have unearthed the origins of the Tully Monster, a Carboniferous creature with highly unusual morphology.

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Meet Emma, YSM's Managing Editor! Emma is a junior in Ezra Stiles College, majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She’s been working with the Yale Scientific Magazine since her freshman year—first as a staff writer and artist, and then as a features editor. She is also the Artistic Director for Yale Children’s Theater and enjoys participating in theater on campus. Emma hopes to pursue medicine and has worked for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit at Yale and at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys painting and hiking. In fact, she hiked over 1,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail this past summer.
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Have you been curious about who works behind the scenes on YSM to make everything happen? Today, we are starting our first of many masthead shoutouts with none other than the Editor-in Chief himself Chunyang Ding!

Chunyang (Chunny) is a sophomore in Saybrook College studying physics. He is passionate about clear scientific communication, and delights in understanding new concepts with friends. Chunyang works as a host at the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, serves as Yale’s Head Delegate to the Ivy Council and is a member of Yale Students for Christ. He researches with Tanglab and dreams of quantum computers in the future. You can find him exploring hidden corners around Yale, at the Peabody museum, or simply contemplating what a sunny, punny Chunny should be!
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