Despite current knowledge of genetics, identifying patients at risk for genetic forms of heart disease remains difficult. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Stuart Campbell has developed a method of growing realistic heart tissues from patients’ cells in order to diagnose a family of inherited heart diseases.
On January 6, NASA announced the validation of two Earth-like exoplanets. One of the planets, Kepler-438b, brings scientists closer than ever to finding an Earth analog.
New work from the lab of Professor Susan Kaech in the Immunobiology Department has identified a pathway in immune cells required for responding to influenza.
A look at the past and future of Science on Saturdays, one of Yale Scientific Magazine’s most popular outreach events.
Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability
For the first time, a team of scientists has directly linked archaeological sites with local climate fluctuations. To reveal patterns in drought stress, they employed stable isotope dating on individual barley grains – some of which were over 10,000 years old.
Robert Langer’s speech at the Yale Medical School drew a crowd eager to hear about his discoveries in drug delivery, and his role in Mark Saltzman and Laura Niklason’s budding careers.
With government and corporations controlling the many aspects of our lives, it’s important to understand how we perceive groups. Professor Joshua Knobe’s latest research attempts to illuminate how we attribute mentalities to group agents in comparison to individuals.
Yeast cells use the same exact proteins in endocytosis as human cells do for cell motility, and Thomas Pollard’s team has made great strides in observing yeast cell behavior using quantitative microscopes.
Drawing from ideas sociology, psychology, economics, and biology, and utilizing tools from applied mathematics and computer science, Professor David Rand studies the basis of why organisms cooperate. The Yale Scientific Magazine speaks with Professor Rand to find out how he works, his other interests, and more.
A Yale-led group discovers and characterizes an ancient carnivorous crustaceous using high-tech methods.