Welcome to Issue 84.2 of the Yale Scientific Magazine, the first issue of the 2011 masthead!
84.2 Full Lengths
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 Rafael Pérez-Escamilla is innovating new, efficient methods to explore household food insecurity and its implications.
Assistant psychiatry professor Benjamin Toll explores the effects of gain-frame messaging in maximizing effectiveness of smoking cessation counseling.
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 brain for clues on what makes food taste good and why we eat it.
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.
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 students, while looking ahead to broadly applied standardized testing and teaching methods.
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 parallel computer systems.