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Undergraduate Profile: Aaron Ring BR ’08

Undergraduate Profile: Aaron Ring BR ’08

When Aaron Ring ’08 left his home in Washington for Yale, he knew that he wanted to do at least two things: research and music. Nearly four years later, Ring has turned his full focus to researching the genetic triggers

Uncovering the Biology of Depression

Uncovering the Biology of Depression

Professor Ronald Duman’s research into depression has both clarified parts of existing antidepressant pathways and discovered an entirely new one involving ketamine.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Time is a great equalizer: Every one of us, from postal worker to president, is allotted the same twenty-four hours each day to do with as we see fit. Or so we think. For, even time—that one possession that no

Identifying Factors for Cancer Stem Cells: One Step Closer to a Cure for Ovarian Cancer

Identifying Factors for Cancer Stem Cells: One Step Closer to a Cure for Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Yingqun Huang, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine, recently published a study that identified cancer stem cells in ovarian cancer and showed implications for a cure. Ovarian cancer, currently the fourth highest cause

Everyday Q & A: Is it safe to sit in front of the microwave?

Everyday Q & A: Is it safe to sit in front of the microwave?

In culinary spheres, a microwave oven is frowned upon. Nevertheless, it has become an integral part of the kitchen. Owing to the fact that its function is based on a form of electromagnetic radiation, concerns about its possible health hazards

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Kim Woodrow, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the L’Oréal USA 2007 Fellowship for Women in Science. Developed to support female scientists just beginning their careers, the prestigious fellowship is awarded to only five

Boundless Potential: Artificial Photosynthesis

Boundless Potential: Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Gary Brudvig and his collaborators in the Yale Solar Group are making significant progress researching the conversion of light energy into chemical energy. By applying insights from natural photosynthesis to artificial processes, they are advancing the functionality of photoelectrochemical cells as potential alternative energy technologies.

Alumni Profile: Leah Barton ’97

Alumni Profile: Leah Barton ’97

Leah Barton ’97 has taken her Chemical Engineering degree into the business world. As one of only four chemical engineering majors in her class, Barton felt the program, which was challenged by its smaller numbers in the 90’s, set the