When Junk Food Finds Samoans

A new Yale study shows that a changing, modernized diet in the small island state of Samoa is creating significant heath problems for local Samoans.

Undergraduate Profile: Julian Menzel BC ‘17

Menzel, a Cambridge-bound senior in Yale College, combines the study of physics with his passion for the history of science.

Cracking The Code of mRNA Regulation

Yale researchers have developed a technique to decode a heretofore-undeciphered language – that which governs the survival and destruction of our transcriptomes.

Predicting Suicide: Using Brain Imaging Techniques to Identify At-Risk Individuals

Yale study finds new way to identify individuals at risk of attempting suicide using brain-imaging techniques.

A Fatty, Hairy Secret: How fat, hair, and sweat help heal wounds

Studying the center of certain types of wounds shows how skin with fat, hair, and sweat glands actually are the key to healing wounds. This could offer new insight into the way we treat serious wounds!

Documentary Review: (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Honesty is a moral foundation of all modern societies, crucial for smooth function at all levels, yet researchers like Dan Ariely reveal that lying and cheating are truly endemic worldwide. In (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, viewers learn the many forms dishonesty can take, the effects it can have, and the ways we can combat it.

Study of the Center of the Earth

Scientists may finally be able to model magnetic fields more efficiently in the lab, thanks to the development of eGaIn, a magnetic liquid metal with unprecedentedly high magnetic and conductive properties.

Silly Bacteria: Tricks are for Kids

The influence of pathogens, either directly or indirectly, to manipulate vector microbiota for their own benefit, has not been very well described. This study has demonstrated that a pathogen can effectively “trick” vector microbiota and enhance infection. This allows better colonization of the vector.

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Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Yale researchers have developed a small-scale, solar-powered water purification system using nanotechnology. The design, created in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center, is intended to provide clean water in off-grid scenarios, such as rural areas and disaster zones.

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