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The Science of Well-Being

The Science of Well-Being

Gennifer Tsoi April 3, 2011 0

Welcome to Issue 84.2 of the Yale Scientific Magazine, the first issue of the 2011 masthead!

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Measuring Food Security Throughout the World

Measuring Food Security Throughout the World

Sunny Kumar April 3, 2011 1

Despite UN goals to slash world hunger in half by 2015, there exists a dearth of data about which regions and households suffer the most from food insecurity. Yale School of Public Health Professor

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Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

Smoking Cessation: A Gain-Framed Counseling Approach

Jonathan Setiabrata April 3, 2011 0

Assistant psychiatry professor Benjamin Toll explores the effects of gain-frame messaging in maximizing effectiveness of smoking cessation counseling

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The Experience of Eating

The Experience of Eating

Shirlee Wohl April 3, 2011 0

To elucidate the role of the brain in the experience of eating, members of the John B. Pierce Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine are using the latest neuroimaging techniques to scan the

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Research Links Sugar Consumption, Fat Production, and Diabetes

Research Links Sugar Consumption, Fat Production, and Diabetes

Jenny Mei April 3, 2011 1

Dr. Varman Samuel’s Laboratory at Yale School of Medicine has uncovered a feed-forward mechanism whereby excess sugar consumption may lead to increased fat production in the liver and the ensuing development of diabetes

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The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking

Molly Patterson April 3, 2011 6

A once hidden disability is brought to light by Drs Bennet and Sally Shaywitz of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Their research connects IQ, reading level, and cognition in dyslexic and typical

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Hunting for Heisenbugs

Hunting for Heisenbugs

Soonwook Hong April 3, 2011 0

Yale researchers have created an operating system (OS) called Determinator that can strictly enforce deterministic behavior in parallel computations. Their research may help eliminate the time-dependent bugs and security issues that plague otherwise promising

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What Causes “Asian Glow?”

What Causes “Asian Glow?”

Colin Lu April 3, 2011 7

The Alcohol Flush Reaction, commonly known as Asian Glow, is identified by flushing of the face after consuming alcohol and is caused by a deficient enzyme in the liver.

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Is MSG Bad for You?

Is MSG Bad for You?

Renee Wu April 3, 2011 80

MSG: Is it an appetizing additive or delectable danger?

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Science Start-Ups

Science Start-Ups

Amy Yue April 3, 2011 0

Learn how two Yale professors used their research on miRNA silencing to start Mira Dx, a biotech company

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