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Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Ig Nobel Prize: Humor and Science

Professor Robert Pietrzak is part of a research team that was awarded the Ig Nobel prize, which honors unusual and imaginative research, for their study on the effects of voluntary inhibition of urination on cognitive processes.

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Monkeys and Beliefs

Monkeys and Beliefs

Laurie Santos tackles the question of what makes us human by studying the minds of our closest relatives, primates, and some of her recent work demonstrates that monkeys can represent the knowledge and ignorance of others, but not their beliefs.

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Rewriting the Textbooks

Rewriting the Textbooks

Since its founding in 2006, the Nutrient Network (NutNet), a project initiated by Professor Melinda Smith and her colleagues, has improved the consistency of ecosystem productivity measurement, and its findings are challenging the classical relationship between productivity and species richness.

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Award for Major AIDS Drug Deal

Award for Major AIDS Drug Deal

Yale, Oncolys Biopharma, and Bristol-Myers Squibb have received the Deals of Distinction Award from the Licensing Executive Society for a licensing agreement that will enable a promising antiretroviral drug, festinavir, to be developed as a treatment.

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The Bird Wing Dilemma

The Bird Wing Dilemma

Based on evolutionary and embryological evidence, Günter Wagner has provided new insight into the evolutionary relationships between the five-fingered hand and the bird’s wing, which contains only three digits.

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Does Greasy Food Cause Acne?

Does Greasy Food Cause Acne?

Does the old saying “you are what you eat” prove true for greasy foods and acne?

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Engineering Living Proteins

Engineering Living Proteins

Yale University researchers, led by Professor Dieter Söll, have developed a method of synthesizing phosphorylated proteins by engineering the genetic code of E. coli to include phosphoserine.

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Investigating Stem Cells that Stimulate Hair Growth

Investigating Stem Cells that Stimulate Hair Growth

Valerie Horsley and her associates have recently taken a closer look at hair growth and implicated intradermal adipocyte lineage cells in the activation of skin stem cells that induce hair growth.

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An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

An Abstract Theory of Computational Vision

Professor Steven Zucker of the Yale Computer Science Department has developed an extensive theory that expands our understanding of the way curves and textures are perceived by the human eye.

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Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Inducing Speech: The Challenges of First Words

Professor Rhea Paul of the Yale Child Study Center studies methods of inducing speech in nonspeaking preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders.

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