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Book Review: “Working Stiff” – Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Book Review: “Working Stiff” – Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Yunus Tuncbilek January 18, 2015 1

In Working Stiff, Dr. Judy Melinek presents her work as a medical examiner trainee in forensic pathology. The text is fascinating, engaging, and emotional – unfortunately, it is not entirely scientific

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Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

Steven Lewis January 18, 2015 0

Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation

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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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Connecting the Address Book to the Family Tree for the Earth’s Vertebrates

Connecting the Address Book to the Family Tree for the Earth’s Vertebrates

Tessa Adler January 18, 2015 0

Professor Walter Jetz recently received a boost in NSF funding for projects integrating the global distribution of species with their placement on the tree of life.

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Dragging HIV into the Limelight: Exposing the Anatomy of the World’s Leading Infectious Killer

Dragging HIV into the Limelight: Exposing the Anatomy of the World’s Leading Infectious Killer

Kevin Wang December 30, 2014 0

A team of researchers recently elucidated the structure and dynamics of the HIV fusion machine, which the virus uses to infect human beings. This exciting discovery, published in both Science and Nature, is a

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Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

Yuki Hayashi December 30, 2014 0

While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing

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Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells Bring New Hope for Diabetics

Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells Bring New Hope for Diabetics

Allison Cheung November 26, 2014 0

A global diabetes epidemic is on the horizon, and researchers around the world are working against the clock to find a cure. However, one major obstacle that diabetes researchers have struggled to overcome is

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Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Peter Wang October 5, 2014 0

Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has been awarded the 30th International Prize for Biology for his work integrating paleontological information with data from living plants

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When Stem Cells Go Bad

When Stem Cells Go Bad

Lionel Jin October 5, 2014 0

Stem cells can save lives by replacing damaged tissue, yet that process could go terribly wrong, leaving the patient with a tumor instead. A little-known protein variant has the power to predict the outcome,

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

Aparna Nathan October 5, 2014 0

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird

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