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MarathonRT

MarathonRT

A new reverse transcriptase copies lengthy transcripts Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that converts an RNA template molecule to DNA. By conserving sequence information and enabling easy amplification, this enzyme allows scientists to investigate RNA. Researchers from the Pyle lab

The Future of Imaging

The Future of Imaging

Professor Todd Constable has designed a new way of encoding spatial information in magnetic resonance imaging devices, using a radial magnetic field gradient instead of a linear one to drastically decrease the amount of time and data necessary to build a complete MRI image.

Careers in Science: Patent Law

Careers in Science: Patent Law

Patent Attorney Chad Tillman attended law school after graduating with a physics degree, and now works on a daily basis with clients who have dreamed up “a better mousetrap” or other innovative solutions to life’s problems, supporting inventors and their startups.

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A study by Dr. Marc Potenza of the Yale University School of Medicine surveyed students in Connecticut high schools and is the first epidemiologic study of problematic Internet use among U.S. high school students.

Careers in Science: Advertising Psychology

Careers in Science: Advertising Psychology

Consumer and advertising psychology essentially seeks to understand how we make choices and what influences our decisions and thus has applications far beyond corporate battles between AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Science Museums

Science Museums

Though not the most common career path, working in a science museum can be exceptionally fulfilling and intellectually stimulating.

Your Brain on Food

Your Brain on Food

In several regions of the brain, researchers are discovering new complexities in the ways in which our diet affects our minds and bodies.

Ears: The New Fingerprints?

Ears: The New Fingerprints?

Could ears be more accurate biometric identification tools than fingerprints?

Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Joe Greenberg ’83 graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics and is now the president of the Alta Resources LLC, a company on the frontier of the oil and gas industry.

New Dinosaur Species Discovered

New Dinosaur Species Discovered

Nicolas Longrich has discovered a new dinosaur species that may shed light on how dinosaurs evolved their massive size.