Paired Growth: What stars reveal about black holes

Paired Growth: What stars reveal about black holes

Black holes, with intense gravity that even light cannot escape, have long intrigued astronomers and physicists. These black holes often lie at the center of galaxies, gradually pulling in stellar material. Previous research found proof of a positive correlation between

Long Live the Organoids: How researchers induced vascularization in brain organoids to enhance their maturity

Long Live the Organoids: How researchers induced vascularization in brain organoids to enhance their maturity

Through cutting-edge advancements in the field of genetics, researchers are now able to grow three-dimensional models of organs, called organoids, using in-vitro methods. Generating organoids for the human brain has become a pioneering research effort, especially the use of human

Targeting Tumors with RNA: An elegant collaboration between RNA structure and immunology

Targeting Tumors with RNA: An elegant collaboration between RNA structure and immunology

Cancer is the second-largest killer in America and one of the most difficult diseases to treat. How do we possibly target cancer cells when they appear almost exactly the same as our own healthy cells? Recently, two Yale research groups

Not-Dehydrated Squirrels:  How Hibernating Squirrels Stay Hydrated

Not-Dehydrated Squirrels: How Hibernating Squirrels Stay Hydrated

Humans are thirsty animals—it’s built into our DNA. But have you ever thought about what happens in your body when you feel an overpowering urge to quench your thirst? Thirst is triggered by a surge in compounds which affect the

Iron With Three Arms

Iron With Three Arms

In biological systems, iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters act as components of electron transfer proteins. These clusters occur in various different forms, including cubanes (4Fe-4S) and diamond (2Fe-2S) structures. All known iron-sulfur clusters yield high-spin electron configurations, meaning that one electron is

RIG-Ing the Immune System: Discovering the mechanisms of immune receptor activation

RIG-Ing the Immune System: Discovering the mechanisms of immune receptor activation

The human immune system is widely studied due to its integral role in health, from preventing infection to the development of autoimmune diseases. At Yale University, Professor Anna Pyle’s lab is specifically interested in the function of innate immune receptor

Blasting Off: Researchers Discover a Pressure Sensor in Rice Blast Fungus

Blasting Off: Researchers Discover a Pressure Sensor in Rice Blast Fungus

One of the most devastating diseases for rice farmers today is the rice blast disease, which creates a yield loss of approximately ten to thirty percent each year—enough rice crops to feed about sixty million people.  This disease, caused by

Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

Turning Over a New Leaf As cities grow larger and denser, the forests within their boundaries become increasingly important. Urban forests provide benefits such as increased air quality, heat island reduction, and recreation. However, planting trees is time-consuming and expensive,

Self-Healing Chips

Self-Healing Chips

A push forward for computer memory As computer applications grow increasingly data-intensive, many researchers are investigating phase change memory (PCM) as a more effective form of information storage.] PCM is a memory technology that exploits the material properties of germanium-antimony-tellurium

Peering into Pores

Peering into Pores

DNA origami in nuclear pore complexes Origami is a delicate art that creates elaborate structures from folding a simple sheet of paper. However, it is more than just an art; origami is also a technological method for modern biological research.