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

Cytokines and Psychosis: The significance of the prenatal period in the development of psychotic disorders

Cytokines and Psychosis: The significance of the prenatal period in the development of psychotic disorders

Image courtesy of NeurAventura. The prenatal period is an incredibly sensitive time for fetal brain development. While we know that smoking and drinking during pregnancy can negatively impact the fetus, a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry in February of

Graphene from Garbage

Graphene from Garbage

Image courtesy of AlexanderAIUS. In 2004, with tape and a lump of graphite, researchers discovered graphene—a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms with many industrial applications. Graphene-strengthened cement is lighter and stronger than ordinary cement. Graphene-added batteries have longer battery

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Let Them Grow: Scientists Discover Novel Way to Produce Valuable Nanomaterials

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Increasingly today, nanotechnology is coming into our lives, allowing us to design more efficient batteries, build lightweight vehicles, and even administer needleless vaccines. However, a major barrier to accessing the full potential of nanoscale materials

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Analyzing Autoinducer-3: A Path to a Better Understanding of Critical Bacteria

Image courtesy of Jason Crawford. Escherichia coli is a dominant bacterial member of the human intestinal tract and a major model organism in biology. Some members of E. coli contribute to a healthy gut ecosystem, whereas others are pathogens causing