New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

🕔22:49, 5.Mar 2015

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.

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Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

🕔22:41, 5.Mar 2015

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.

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Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

🕔14:24, 18.Jan 2015

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.

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Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

🕔14:08, 18.Jan 2015

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.

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Mapping Perception of Groups

Mapping Perception of Groups

🕔14:08, 18.Jan 2015

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.

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A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

🕔14:07, 18.Jan 2015

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.

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Why bother getting along:  Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

Why bother getting along: Professor David Rand explores the motives behind human cooperation

🕔14:06, 18.Jan 2015

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.

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Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

Animating Ancient Arthropods: Modern modeling techniques shed light on new species’ origins

🕔14:03, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale-led group discovers and characterizes an ancient carnivorous crustaceous using high-tech methods.

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The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

The Immune System and its Frontier Defense Against Herpes

🕔14:01, 18.Jan 2015

Herpes Simple Virus Type II is capable of eluding vaccines that utilize the body’s adaptive immune response. Yale Professor of Immunobiology Akiko Iwasaki and her research group have discovered a network of immune cells that provides sustained protection at the site of infection, suggesting a more effective approach to vaccine development.

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

🕔13:43, 18.Jan 2015

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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