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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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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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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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Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Health Entrepreneurship Event Promotes Student Innovation

Eric Zhang January 18, 2015 0

The Hacking Health @ Yale event in October brought students and professionals together to produce solutions for current issues in healthcare

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To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

Christina de Fontnouvelle January 18, 2015 0

Soot formation during combustion is a highly important process, both in terms of safety in space and in terms of pollution back on Earth. A team of Yale engineers has been invited by NASA

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Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

Patrick Demkowicz January 18, 2015 0

The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes

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