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Posts From Stephanie Smelyansky

Pass the Lipids: Uncovering the link between lipid transport and neurodegenerative disease

Pass the Lipids: Uncovering the link between lipid transport and neurodegenerative disease

The fundamental building block of life is the cell, but that doesn’t mean that cells themselves are static members of a bigger being. Rather, cells are like tiny little factories that perform specific tasks and manufacture different products: fat cells

Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Scientists are looking into using the evaporation of lakes as a new energy resource.

Molecular Speak: How Gut Bacteria Communicate with Human Cells

Molecular Speak: How Gut Bacteria Communicate with Human Cells

Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute identified groups of gut bacteria that produce molecules capable of interacting with human cells.

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Discover how a previously considered maternal hormone, oxytocin, actually plays an important role in fathers as well.

Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

Finding NoBody, Your Cell’s Secret Housekeeping Protein

This recently discovered microprotein has the ability to remove excess genetic material in cells. Researchers are only beginning to explore its potential.

Q&A: Is your data safe from the government?

Q&A: Is your data safe from the government?

Since the December San Bernardino shooting, this question has dominated national discourse. In order to gain important information, the FBI has pressured Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple unequivocally refused, claiming that backdoor

From the Lab to LabCandy: Undergraduate Profile, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, ‘16

From the Lab to LabCandy: Undergraduate Profile, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, ‘16

Meet Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, a Yale senior majoring in cognitive science and the CEO of LabCandy, a social enterprise with a mission to encourage girls’ interest in STEM.

Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

How do you define reality? For Neo in The Matrix, this is a hard question. Born into a virtual reality system so realistic that robots use it to ensnare human society, Neo struggles to come to terms that his world