Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Searching through Nanoparticle Libraries In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical trials for potential drugs and treatments have never seemed more paramount. Scientists must carefully evaluate a drug’s interactions within the body and observe possible

Drivers Predicting the Future: Using Driver Mutations to Estimate Tumor Growth Patterns

Drivers Predicting the Future: Using Driver Mutations to Estimate Tumor Growth Patterns

Image courtesy of Pixabay. Ever since that split-second in which your parents’ gametes fused to generate your life, the cells that make up who you are have not stopped dividing, even right now. As they replicate, it is likely that

The Role of Death in Plant Life: How does soil organic matter help crop growth?

The Role of Death in Plant Life: How does soil organic matter help crop growth?

Art by Anasthasia Shilov. Death, SOM, and Soil Death often stays in the soil. Over time, organisms and residues in varying states of decomposition form a vital component of the soil: soil organic matter (SOM). SOM has always been thought

Building Better Qubits: The Promise of two-Cooper-Pair Tunneling

Building Better Qubits: The Promise of two-Cooper-Pair Tunneling

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Every day, hundreds of Yale students take classes in Davies Auditorium and work in the Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design. Likely only several will know that just a few stories above them—on the 4th floor

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Since the discovery of penicillin, the first commercialized antibiotic, in 1928, our society has dramatically improved. We have raised life expectancy, improved quality of life, and altogether created a healthier world. However, it’s not just

Q&A: Why does stress turn your hair gray? – Grey hair as a marker of age, wisdom, and stress

Q&A: Why does stress turn your hair gray? – Grey hair as a marker of age, wisdom, and stress

Art by AnMei Little. Have you ever noticed that politicians and CEOs develop grey hairs fairly quickly? Usually the growth of grey or white hairs accompanies old age due to the natural depletion of melanocyte stem cells (MeSCs), which are

Counterpoint: The New 98.6 Degrees – How and why human body temperature has lowered

Counterpoint: The New 98.6 Degrees – How and why human body temperature has lowered

During a sick call or an annual check-up, one of the first measurements collected by the doctor is the patient’s body temperature. Courtesy of Roy Perry on Wikimedia Commons. When you go to the doctor, the first measurement taken—whether it’s

Undergraduate Profile: Alon Millet (BR ’20) – Planting seeds of passion with one of Yale’s most promising future scientists

Undergraduate Profile: Alon Millet (BR ’20) – Planting seeds of passion with one of Yale’s most promising future scientists

Alon Millet’s time at Yale has been defined by his love of sharing and seeking new knowledge. Image courtesy of Millet. No one can capture themselves in three words—let alone someone who juggles writing a master’s thesis, giving campus and

Alumni Profile: Tze-Chiang Chen (PhD ’85) – Following the life of one of the biggest names in electrical engineering

Alumni Profile: Tze-Chiang Chen (PhD ’85) – Following the life of one of the biggest names in electrical engineering

Dr. Tze-Chiang Chen, Vice President at IBM and former Yale graduate. Image courtesy of Chen. From his humble upbringings in Taiwan to his current position as Vice President of Science and Technology in the Research Division at IBM, Tze-Chiang Chen

Q&A: Does being kind make you feel less pain? A new take on an age-old question

Q&A: Does being kind make you feel less pain? A new take on an age-old question

Art by Noora Said. From morphine to ibuprofen, modern medicine has made enormous progress in the field of pain management. However, a recent study conducted by Professor Xiaofei Xie’s lab at Peking University showed that medicine might not be the