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Modeling Medicine: Developing Modern Machine Models for Healthcare

Modeling Medicine: Developing Modern Machine Models for Healthcare

“If you had a specialist who was seeing [similar cases] all day, what would they say?” This is the question that a Yale research group led by Loren Laine, Interim Chief of Digestive Diseases at Yale, seeks to answer in

Poison Control: Removing arsenic with reusable nanofibers

Poison Control: Removing arsenic with reusable nanofibers

A carcinogenic heavy metal, arsenic can leach into groundwater through both natural and man-made processes. At least 140 million people in 50 countries have been exposed to drinking water contaminated with arsenic. Current methods of arsenic removal typically involve two

Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Sensational Prosthesis: prosthetic hand with nearly human capabilities

Prostheses are artificial devices that are designed to replace missing limbs or parts of limbs and restore some of their capabilities. However, more than 30 percent of prostheses are abandoned by users because they fail to provide sensory feedback to

Retracing Millions of Steps: Investigating the transcriptional dynamics of mouse organogenesis

Retracing Millions of Steps: Investigating the transcriptional dynamics of mouse organogenesis

It is not too difficult to see how an organism develops on a macro scale. Depending on the subject, it can be as simple as placing an embryo in a petri dish and peering at it through a microscope every

Yale Team Provides Link Between Cannabis and Aggressive Behavior

Yale Team Provides Link Between Cannabis and Aggressive Behavior

In a new study, Yale researchers have pinpointed a specific gene responsible for regulating cannabis-induced aggression, with strong ramifications for the national discussion of cannabis legalization. Led by Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine,

Chigger Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

Chigger Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

You take a trip to the lake when you discover hundreds of microscopic red pests, no more than 0.3 millimeters long, latched onto your pants. They make their way to a patch of skin, where they inject their saliva using

Bacteria in the Vents

Bacteria in the Vents

Almost all homes and office buildings in America today are equipped with air conditioning units. With global temperatures continuing to rise, the presence of AC in people’s daily lives will become even more prevalent. While air conditioning units provide cooling

Yale Scientists Find Hierarchy in the Brain

Yale Scientists Find Hierarchy in the Brain

Last month, Yale researchers published a study outlining a powerful technique with the potential to connect gene expression and brain imaging. This interdisciplinary study used computational modeling to link the brain to its distinct tasks. Yale Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

The Hidden Causes of Lake Evaporation

The Hidden Causes of Lake Evaporation

Unexpected climate change-related factors may be causing water sources to dry Imagine traveling up to a high-altitude lake with your friends to ice skate in February. Upon arrival, you find water squeezing through the slivers of the thin sheet of

Plugging the Hole

Plugging the Hole

Imagine that you flip a coin and measure either heads or tails—easy enough, right? Now, rather than flip, you spin the coin, and you are asked to give a measurement before it lands. You might say you’re not sure, or that it’s