MarathonRT

MarathonRT

A new reverse transcriptase copies lengthy transcripts Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that converts an RNA template molecule to DNA. By conserving sequence information and enabling easy amplification, this enzyme allows scientists to investigate RNA. Researchers from the Pyle lab

Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

A Technique To Predict Gene Resistance Can Lead to More Effective Treatments A major challenge in treating cancer is that tumors often become resistant to treatment over time. To understand the mechanism behind this resistance, researchers at the Yale School

Reimagining The Impacts Of Hydraulic Fracturing:

Reimagining The Impacts Of Hydraulic Fracturing:

How a high-throughput reactor can prevent environmental damage rather than merely assess it It has become commonplace to clean up man-made environmental messes, but a recent publication from the Plata lab in Yale’s Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department focused on

A New Family Tree

A New Family Tree

Exploring the unique development of siphonophores As far as gelatinous predators go, the Portuguese Man of War is well known, particularly to frequent beach-goers. Its long tentacles, which produce a painful sting upon contact with its prey, make it a

Demystifying Consciousness

Demystifying Consciousness

Understanding electrical circuits in the brain When we wake up, our brains shift from being unconscious to conscious. While we usually think of this transition as the prime example of the emergence of “consciousness,” consciousness is also defined as any

Under the Sea: Unusual Mantle Behavior

Under the Sea: Unusual Mantle Behavior

Though hidden, Earth’s interior is full of activity. Heat from Earth’s interior drives plate tectonics, the movement of giant slabs of the Earth’s crust. At certain areas, such as along the coast of Chile, one plate slides under another, sinking

Triggering the Response

Triggering the Response

New Vaccine Delivery for a more Effective Immune Response You probably had a sore deltoid muscle after your flu vaccine this year. This is because this standard shot is delivered straight into muscle. But there’s another problem besides you getting

The Single Birds’ Bar

The Single Birds’ Bar

The evolution of super-black feathers in birds-of-paradise Just like a teenager before a first date, male birds-of-paradise spend hours checking their looks and practicing their dance moves. But unlike a teenager, who might change clothes five times before leaving the

The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The future of information technology may be in the qubit. The term, a combination of quantum and bit, is used to refer to an electronic circuit that functions as the basis of quantum computing. It relies on the principle of

Nighttime Lights, Data, Action

Nighttime Lights, Data, Action

Illuminating a Sustainable Future Through Light Data Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the moon. It is night, and before you, the glow of cities, sprawl, and human activity illuminate Earth. Yale Professor of Geography and Urbanization Karen Seto