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Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Chris Cho February 25, 2010 0

Dr. Martin Jesse Klein, highly-regarded historian of modern phys­ics, passed away last year in Chapel Hill, North Caro­lina, at the age of

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Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Phong Lee February 25, 2010 0

Associate Professor of Immunobiology Susan Kaech, an expert on T cell differentiation, is now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist

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Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Rachel Meserole February 25, 2010 0

Bonnie T. Fleming, recently appointed Horace D. Taft Associate Profes­sor of Physics, focuses her research on experimentally defining the fundamen­tal behavior of the tiny elemental particles known as neutrinos.

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Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Kristen Johnson February 25, 2010 0

Dr. Hilary Blumberg has used MRI to investigated the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (bDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on brain structure and development

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New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

Adrian LeCesne February 25, 2010 0

Thanks to preserved evidence of melanin in a fossil feather from Brazil, paleontologists at the Peabody Museum have come one step closer to reconstructing a visual representation of early birds and dinosaurs

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Bacterial Kayaking

Bacterial Kayaking

Katherine Zhou February 25, 2010 0

Hür Köser, Associate Professor of Electrical Engi­neering, came across bacterial hydrodynamics when studying chemotaxis, or the way bacteria direct their motion in response to chemical signals.

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Yale Study Discovers More Effective Flu Vaccination Policies

Yale Study Discovers More Effective Flu Vaccination Policies

Alison Pease February 25, 2010 0

A study by Alison P. Galvani, Associate Professor of Epidemi­ology and Public Health, challenged the effectiveness of federal influenza vaccination guidelines

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Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Jonathan Greco February 25, 2010 0

Daniel Spielman was recently presented the Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize for his groundbreaking developments in a technique called smoothed analysis, a new method of analyzing programs

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Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

David Colognori February 25, 2010 0

The 2009 Scaringe Award from the RNA Society was awarded to Shobha Vasudevan, post­doctoral fellow in Joan Steitz’s laboratory, who has discovered a novel role for microRNAs in quiescent frog cells

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Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Carol Hsin February 25, 2010 0

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend

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