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New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Spiegel recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $1.5 million to fund his research on bifunctional small molecules. The NIH developed this award to help new scientists begin their

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That Which We Call a Rose

What’s in a name? The answer is a lot, although it is mostly in the initials. Research at Yale conducted by Joseph Simmons, assistant professor of marketing, indicates that people unconsciously make decisions based on their names. In a paper

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Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

It is the rare scientific concept that manages to crossover to the vernacular. It is even rarer that the concept becomes essential to the standard ninth grade social studies curriculum, but diffusion has done it. You may have been introduced

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Mechanism of Bacterial Infection in Legionnaire’s disease

It is not often that a pathogen is compared to a “crafty burglar,” yet the description is apt for the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease, a severe form of pneumonia. When Legionella pneumophila enters the body, it is ingested by macrophages and

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New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Spiegel recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $1.5 million to fund his research on bifunctional small molecules. The NIH developed this award to help new scientists begin their

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Smell then tell: New neurons in the adult brain receive signals before forming synapses of their own

“Smell is cool,” quipped Charles Greer, professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology at the School of Medicine, when asked how he would summarize his research on the neurological workings of the olfactory system for a five-year old. When the question was

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