Sustainability in Flight: Volunteer Citizen Scientists Spread Their Wings to Observe the Biodiversity on Yale’s Campus

Even without scientific expertise, Yale students, staff, and members of the New Haven community contribute to sustainability research. As part of the Citizen Science program, these volunteers document the biodiversity on Yale’s campus.

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Newton’s Football, the Science Behind America’s Game

Review of the book Newton’s Football, the Science Behind America’s Game by Allen St. John and Ainissa Ramirez.

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Tiny Guts, Big Consequences: Modulated Colonization of the Bacteria that Cause Lyme Disease

Disrupting the populations of bacteria than live inside the miniscule guts of ticks can have big ramifications for the feared bacteria that is responsible for the spread of Lyme disease. Dr. Sukanya Narasimhan, Dr. Giovanna Carpi, and Dr. Alexia Belperron shed perspectives from different fields about these interactions in the context of immunity.

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No Need for Neuron Loss?

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may not be inevitable.

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Using Life’s Code to Rewrite the Genome

A recent study is pushing new frontiers in the field of synthetic biology. Scientists have been able to successfully recode the entire genome of an E. coli bacterium, opening up vast commercial applications for the future of polymers, drug delivery systems, and more.

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Metal Fever

Are we running out of metals in this digital era? According to scientists at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, not exactly – but that’s not actually the important question.

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Robert Needlman ’81, MD ’85: From English to Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Needlman, a pediatrician and professor in Cleveland, Ohio, took a noteworthy path from being an English major at Yale to practicing, teaching, and writing about pediatrics. He is known for updating the classic parenting book “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care.”

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Debunking Science: fMRI: A Not So Reliable Mind-Reader

Imagine you had a superpower that enabled you to read people’s minds. Science has not yet advanced far enough to give anyone this ability, but functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is probably the technology that comes closest. Over the past

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Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Sterling Professor of Genetics Richard Lifton has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research on the genes and biochemical mechanisms of hypertension.

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Connecting People, Policy, and Locusts

With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Yale Professor Eli Fenichel investigates how nations can sustainably and pragmatically respond to increasingly devastating locust outbreaks.

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