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A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

Using new analytics to understand tiny mineral crystals, a Yale G&G team has discovered evidence for the effect of volcanic activities on global climate. Because the zircon crystals that were investigated have a particularly long lifetime, this innovative technique carries potential for the future of climate change research.

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

Sowing the CEIDs for the Next Great Innovations: From Research to Startups at Yale’s Design Factory

The CEID was bustling with activity this summer, as teams of engineering students developed innovative devices to combat real-world problems. One such invention was Acantha, a one-handed catheter delivery system developed by Yale engineering students Brandon Hudik and Andres Ornelas Vargas. This duo is continuing their work beyond their eight-week fellowship at the CEID and plan to scale up the development of their product.

The Medical Game-Changer

The Medical Game-Changer

You have just finished watching a great movie on Netflix. However, the night is still young, and you want to watch another movie. But where to start? There are so many different genres…so many different options. Fortunately, Netflix has analyzed

Francis Collins: Guiding the Research Revolution

Francis Collins: Guiding the Research Revolution

Alumnus Francis Collins (PhD ’74) initially held little interest for the field of biology. Yet he went on to successfully direct the Human Genome Project, the largest endeavor in genetic research. Collins now serves as Director of the NIH, the largest contributor to medical research in the world.

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Proteins accomplish some of the most complex biological mechanisms in the human body. They form the basis of the immune system. They are responsible for muscle contraction. They allow for gene expression. Now, scientists aim to create a new class

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Scientists are working towards better methods of drug delivery for diseases that attack the brain.

The Protein Exterminators: PROTACs offer alternative to current drug treatments

The Protein Exterminators: PROTACs offer alternative to current drug treatments

The Crews lab at Yale has developed variations on a class of proteins called PROTACs, which destroy rogue proteins within cancerous cells. Craig Crews has even created a company to bridge the gap between research and the real world.