An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Over the last two decades, predictive risk assessment tools have been used to determine the fates of millions of individuals in the criminal justice system, deciding whether a defendant will be detained pretrial or released on

Keeping Dry Underwater: Learning Superhydrophobicity from Plants

Keeping Dry Underwater: Learning Superhydrophobicity from Plants

Art by AnMei Little. Hydrophobic materials have many applications, yet many are easily disrupted by the environment, losing their dryness. To find the key to the next generation of highly water-repellent materials, scientists have turned to Mother Nature for inspiration,

Letting Experience Guide the Way: The promise of patient and public involvement in biomedical research

Letting Experience Guide the Way: The promise of patient and public involvement in biomedical research

Map of Angiosarcoma Project Participants. The geographic spread demonstrates the advantages of this project in studying rare diseases. Photo courtesy of Painter et al., 2020. The ultimate goal of clinical and translational research is to leverage scientific discovery and innovation

Dogs on Duty: Canine Detection of Plant Pathogens

Dogs on Duty: Canine Detection of Plant Pathogens

Image courtesy of UIHere. As technological advancement allows the world to become increasingly connected through trade and travel, exotic pathogens spread more easily across the globe. These pathogens are not limited to human disease but include plant pathogens as well.

Reconstructing Past Bird Migration Helps Us Plan for Earth’s Climate Future

Reconstructing Past Bird Migration Helps Us Plan for Earth’s Climate Future

Image courtesy of Menke Dave, USFWS. Yale post-doctoral researcher Marius Somveille studies how bird migration patterns interact with Earth’s climate over time. Together with Walter Jetz, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Somveille recently published results from a model reconstruction

Infinite Healing: A new method to study regeneration in axolotls

Infinite Healing: A new method to study regeneration in axolotls

Image courtesy of www.bigalspets.com. With their feathery gills and large mouths, axolotls may look like aliens from another planet. But underneath their wacky appearance may be the key to future wound healing therapeutics. Known as biology’s favorite amphibian, axolotls have

Automated Alzheimer’s Predictions Using CT Image Segmentation

Automated Alzheimer’s Predictions Using CT Image Segmentation

Image courtesy of www.pickpik.com. Attempting to peer inside the brain to diagnose neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is complicated, requiring expensive equipment and expert analysis. Early detection of Alzheimer’s provides a range of benefits, including better treatment options

Implications of Impella: Rethinking Treatments for Cardiogenic Shock

Implications of Impella: Rethinking Treatments for Cardiogenic Shock

Image courtesy of Noora Said. More than one million Americans have a heart attack each year. Four to twelve percent of these patients develop cardiogenic shock a condition that prevents one’s heart from pumping the blood necessary to meet the

Mind Over Matter: Fighting Pain with Mindful Acceptance

Mind Over Matter: Fighting Pain with Mindful Acceptance

Image courtesy of www.pxhere.com. Many of us struggle to deal with negative emotions. Recently, a team of researchers at Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth led by Hedy Kober, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale, investigated the potential of mindful

There’s Something in the Air: Deploying protein nanowires to generate electricity from ambient humidity

There’s Something in the Air: Deploying protein nanowires to generate electricity from ambient humidity

Image courtesy of Ella Maru Studio. The age of fossil fuels is nearing its end. But as the earth’s coal, oil, and natural gas reserves are being drained, there are many working to lay the foundation for the future of