Think we have discovered all there is to discover on Earth? Think again. With the use of radar data, a team of researchers from England recently uncovered a massive canyon underneath Greenland’s ice sheet.
Only in the past decade have scientists begun exploring the rich underwater world of marine viruses, but they are quickly realizing how diverse and abundant these saltwater microbes really are. Recent findings show that ocean ecosystems are dependent on viruses, while optimistic experts are considering the possibility of using viruses to solve agricultural problems and to treat human diseases.
As federal agencies endure budget cuts from the March sequestration, funding shortages are taking an early toll on medical research. Scientists who rely on federal research grants are finding it more difficult to continue their research at the quality and efficiency of previous years.
Yale researchers, Professor Jan Schroers and Dr. Baran Sarac, have developed a process called “artificial microstructures” to link the structure of a material with the properties. The technique can be applied to optimize and enhance the qualities of everyday materials, such as glass, metals, and polymers, opening the door to the materials of the future.
It turns out that small molecules from your buffer can alter millisecond motions of enzymes. A recent study conducted by the Loria lab demonstrates this phenomenon and emphasizes how buffers can confound biochemical experimentation.
A clinical trial led by Yale professor Kevan Herold may lead to an effective new treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Why is the TB/HIV dual epidemic so pervasive in sub-Saharan Africa? Dr. Richard Bucala’s research at the Yale School of Medicine suggests genetics holds the answer.
The great unknown beckons, as modern technology and the space industry’s rise to prominence offer a new paradigm in exploration. From asteroid mining to X PRIZE, rockets are just the beginning.