What can a biologist do with ten million dollars? Find new therapies for cancer? Treat inflammatory illnesses? Fight infectious diseases? Established in 2015, the Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health (PITCH) is working to accomplish all of these goals.
Sometimes, when scientists apply the knowledge and methods of one discipline to another, surprising and novel discoveries can manifest. Questions such as “How did each case of cancer come to be?” may benefit from an additional perspective, complementing that of
Have you ever thought about how the human body manages to protect itself from the myriad diseases and infections that could attack its cells at any given moment? The key player in this defense is the immune system, which is
Most of us are familiar with the Earth’s magnetic field as the invisible force directing our compasses to the north. But if you took a time machine back 800,000 years and followed the red needle, your compass would send you
You have just finished watching a great movie on Netflix. However, the night is still young, and you want to watch another movie. But where to start? There are so many different genres…so many different options. Fortunately, Netflix has analyzed
During mid-February, a warm breeze rushes by instead of an expected snow flurry. It should be no surprise that human activities – such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation – are partially to blame for increasingly warm temperatures.
Despite the large variability of air quality throughout a city, most cities can only collect air quality data from a couple of sites, leading to a misrepresentation of air quality. A team of undergraduates led by Yale professor Drew Gentner
An organ transplant comes with a slew of complications, but perhaps the problem most overlooked is preserving the tissue once it is removed from the donor. Current means of storing intestines before they are transplanted involve simply a container filled
Groundbreaking Navigation Technology for Visually Impaired: Yale engineer’s collaboration with theater company yields innovative device
Despite its small size and simple appearance, Animotus is simultaneously a feat of engineering, a work of art, and a potentially transformative community service project. Adam Spiers, a postdoctoral researcher in Yale University’s department of mechanical engineering, has developed a
Mosquitoes Resistant to Malaria: Scientists investigate the innate immune response in Anopheles gambiae
Anopheles gambiae is professor Richard Baxter’s insect of interest, and it is easy to see why: The mosquito species found in sub-Saharan Africa excels at transmitting malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases. “[Malaria] is a scourge of the developing