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Fearless – Literally

Fearless – Literally

A study conducted on a woman who cannot experience fear may hold the key to treating PTSD patients.

Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

Catch Your Breath: New Asthma Genes

  Inhalers seem to be increasingly common around elementary school playgrounds. The National Center for Environmental Health confirms this apparent trend, noting that both incidents of asthma and asthma-related fatalities have increased in recent decades. Asthma affects 7 million children

Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

Flying High: How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air?

At any given point in time, there are more than five thousand airplanes flying over the United States. How do these machines, weighing thousands of pounds, ever leave the ground? According to Yale geophysicist, Professor Ron Smith, airplanes stay in

Anna Jo Smith

Anna Jo Smith

Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith enjoys running, country music, sorority life, and dreaming up ways to improve national pediatric health through social policy. She is anything but your average sociology major. Teachers learned early on that Smith was a gifted child.

A Golden Ticket: The Massive Potential of Bulk Metallic Glass

A Golden Ticket: The Massive Potential of Bulk Metallic Glass

In the search for a material with the durability of steel and the flexibility of plastic, Dr. Jan Schroers, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, may have found the “golden ticket” – a biomaterial called bulk metallic glass.