Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

🕔19:08, 14.Feb 2011

Valerie Horsley, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, received the Pew Scholar Award, a prestigious and competitive grant that recognizes exceptional junior level faculty. Horsley explained that she was “very excited and highly honored” to receive this award

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James F. McDonnell Foundation Grants

James F. McDonnell Foundation Grants

🕔19:03, 14.Feb 2011

Yale scientists Laurie Santos, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Thierry Emonet, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, have both been named winners of the James F. McDonnell Foundation grants. Santos was awarded a six year grant for her

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Quantum Science Academy

Quantum Science Academy

🕔19:00, 14.Feb 2011

Sterling Professor of Chemistry William L. Jorgensen was recently elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) – a distinguished academy founded in 1967 that has boasted a total of 138 members, including luminaries such as de Broglie,

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Accelerating Wireless Communications

Accelerating Wireless Communications

🕔18:55, 14.Feb 2011

Edmund Yeh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics, received a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This prestigious award supports young, outstanding scientists to pursue extended research projects at collaborating institutions in Germany.

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Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

🕔18:51, 14.Feb 2011

Inhalers seem to be increasingly common around elementary school playgrounds. The National Center for Environmental Health confirms this apparent trend, noting that both incidents of asthma and asthma-related fatalities have increased in recent decades. Asthma affects 7 million children and

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Massive Rotation of Gondwana

Massive Rotation of Gondwana

🕔18:49, 14.Feb 2011

A recent discovery by Yale geologists has ignited interest in a contentious geological theory. The theory of true polar wander, once a competitor with drift theory to explain continental motions, had been cast aside for many years. Discussion of this

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Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

🕔18:46, 14.Feb 2011

Recently, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded Daniel Spielman, Yale Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the legendary honor of the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize. As a child, Spielman had always been fascinated by computers. He recalls, “I was in

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Spontaneous Self-Healing in Icthyosis

Spontaneous Self-Healing in Icthyosis

🕔18:42, 14.Feb 2011

Mutations that occur in genes during DNA replication and cell division lead to a wide range of diseases, from cancer to sickle-cell anemia. In the case of ichthyosis with confetti, however, recombination can revert the mutated phenotype and change affected

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A New Story for Early Animal Evolution

A New Story for Early Animal Evolution

🕔18:37, 14.Feb 2011

Around 490 million years ago, the oceans of the Earth were not diverse environments as they are today. Though the Cambrian Explosion some 40 million years earlier had led to the appearance of most major phyla of animals, each phylum

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Monetary Incentives and our Culture

Monetary Incentives and our Culture

🕔18:33, 14.Feb 2011

Left unchecked, global temperatures will rise by five degrees in the next two hundred years. While heat may be welcomed by cold New Englanders, this temperature increase will have damaging effects on the planet, such as rising of oceans and

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