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Role of Mitochondria in Human Aging

Role of Mitochondria in Human Aging

The Shadel lab studies the ways in which mutations in mitochondrial DNA can contribute to aging.

Riboswitches: A Molecular Archeological Discovery

Riboswitches: A Molecular Archeological Discovery

In 2002, Ronald Breaker, incoming department chair of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, discovered riboswitches, and his lab continues to identify new classes of these small functional RNAs.

let-7 miRNA Helps Suppress Lung Tumor Cells

let-7 miRNA Helps Suppress Lung Tumor Cells

Recently, Dr. Frank Slack, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, made further breakthroughs working with these miRNA molecules, specifically with the let-7 miRNA and its use as a lung tumor-suppressor.

From the Editor: 84.1 Ethics in Science Journalism

From the Editor: 84.1 Ethics in Science Journalism

Angle. Slant. Spin. Whether we are explaining to a professor why we were late to class or telling our friend why our boyfriend broke up with us, we often eliminate or emphasize specific details from our story to influence our

From the Editor: 83.4 The Ubiquity of Science

From the Editor: 83.4 The Ubiquity of Science

The Ubiquity of Science “Scientific thought is the common heritage of mankind.”- Abdus Salam I have been pursuing science since my chemistry class sophomore year of high school. Whether in the classroom, at the lab, during conversation with friends, or

From the Editor: 83.3 Imagination in Science

From the Editor: 83.3 Imagination in Science

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.” — John Dewey Welcome to Issue 83.3 of the Yale Scientific Magazine! Since our humble beginnings 116 years ago, the Yale Scientific has come a long

From the Editor: 83.2 Inventing the Future

From the Editor: 83.2 Inventing the Future

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay, President of the Viewpoints Research Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to improving powerful ideas education Scientists spend their lives envisioning the future. They ask themselves what

Another Time, Another SSS: A Brief History of the Sheffield Scientific School

Another Time, Another SSS: A Brief History of the Sheffield Scientific School

Founded in 1847, the first building of the Sheff School was erected on what is now Farnam Hall. The school was one of the first to incorporate both the sciences and liberal arts into its education.

Almunus Profile: Richard Shank, Class of 1945: “Engineering Extraordinaire”

Almunus Profile: Richard Shank, Class of 1945: “Engineering Extraordinaire”

Richard (Dick) Shank stepped onto Yale’s campus in July of 1942 as a freshman, a member of the class of 1945. Since then, he has been a Yale professor, a residential college dean, and Yale registrar.