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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

Amanda Buckingham January 18, 2015 0

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

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Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Rachel Yost-Dubrow January 18, 2015 0

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

Sofia Braunstein January 18, 2015 0

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

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A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

A Closer Look at Cells: Microscopy Advances in Observing Yeast

Jessica Tantivit January 18, 2015 0

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

Ameya Mahajan January 18, 2015 0

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

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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

Kathryn Ward January 18, 2015 0

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

Patrick Demkowicz January 18, 2015 0

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

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

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

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity

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Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Malini Gandhi January 18, 2015 0

A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management

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