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Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Peter Flynn February 14, 2011 0

Valerie Horsley, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, received the Pew Scholar Award, a prestigious and competitive grant that recognizes exceptional junior level faculty. Horsley explained that she was “very excited and

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James F. McDonnell Foundation Grants

James F. McDonnell Foundation Grants

Renee Wu February 14, 2011 0

Yale scientists Laurie Santos, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Thierry Emonet, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, have both been named winners of the James F. McDonnell Foundation grants. Santos was awarded

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Quantum Science Academy

Quantum Science Academy

Kevin Lai February 14, 2011 0

Sterling Professor of Chemistry William L. Jorgensen was recently elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) – a distinguished academy founded in 1967 that has boasted a total of 138 members,

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Accelerating Wireless Communications

Accelerating Wireless Communications

Wendy DeWolf February 14, 2011 1

Edmund Yeh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics, received a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This prestigious award supports young, outstanding scientists to pursue extended research

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Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

Liz Asai February 14, 2011 0

Inhalers seem to be increasingly common around elementary school playgrounds. The National Center for Environmental Health confirms this apparent trend, noting that both incidents of asthma and asthma-related fatalities have increased in recent decades.

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Massive Rotation of Gondwana

Massive Rotation of Gondwana

Jonathan Greco February 14, 2011 0

A recent discovery by Yale geologists has ignited interest in a contentious geological theory. The theory of true polar wander, once a competitor with drift theory to explain continental motions, had been cast aside

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Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

Error-Correcting Codes & Algorithms

Sunny Chung February 14, 2011 0

Recently, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded Daniel Spielman, Yale Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the legendary honor of the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize. As a child, Spielman had always been fascinated by

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Spontaneous Self-Healing in Icthyosis

Spontaneous Self-Healing in Icthyosis

Jenny Mei February 14, 2011 0

Mutations that occur in genes during DNA replication and cell division lead to a wide range of diseases, from cancer to sickle-cell anemia. In the case of ichthyosis with confetti, however, recombination can revert

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A New Story for Early Animal Evolution

A New Story for Early Animal Evolution

Jonathan Liang February 14, 2011 0

Around 490 million years ago, the oceans of the Earth were not diverse environments as they are today. Though the Cambrian Explosion some 40 million years earlier had led to the appearance of most

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Monetary Incentives and our Culture

Monetary Incentives and our Culture

Shirlee Wohl February 14, 2011 0

Left unchecked, global temperatures will rise by five degrees in the next two hundred years. While heat may be welcomed by cold New Englanders, this temperature increase will have damaging effects on the planet,

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