From the Editor: 87.3 Man and Machine

From the Editor: 87.3 Man and Machine

From scientific research to blockbuster films, the relationship between man and machine has captured the public imagination for decades. It’s an undeniably messy relationship — one that grows with time, sparks heated debate, and mutates unexpectedly. And when we look

87.3 cartoon: The Mistake

87.3 cartoon: The Mistake

Johnson & Johnson to release trial data

Johnson & Johnson to release trial data

Lack of transparency can hinder cooperation in clinical research. In conjunction with the Yale Open Data Access Project, Johnson & Johnson hopes to remedy this issue.

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Decoding the Chemical Brain: The Newhouse lab’s unique approach to neuroscience

Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.

Course offers hands-on science education

Course offers hands-on science education

The hands-on course “From Microbes to Molecules” is allowing budding student researchers to develop their skills in an integrated classroom/lab setting.

i-HY Robot Hand Unveiled: A Minimalistic Design Suited to Unpredictable Environments

i-HY Robot Hand Unveiled: A Minimalistic Design Suited to Unpredictable Environments

A new robotic hand designed in part by Yale scientists has given engineers a firmer-than-ever grasp on the future of public-use robots. Featuring underactuation and a minimalistic design, the i-HY hand is sturdy, inexpensive and adaptable for real-world functions.

Unsolved Mysteries: Phantom Limbs

Unsolved Mysteries: Phantom Limbs

The brain houses many secrets that we have yet to unravel. Phantom limb pain is one of these mysteries, although new research offers promising relief to victims.

Isabel Beshar (SY ’14): A Passion for Public Health

Isabel Beshar (SY ’14): A Passion for Public Health

Recently named a Rhodes Scholar, senior Isabel Beshar has worked with diabetes patients around the globe.

A Tribute to Sherwin Nuland: In Memory of a Beloved Physician, Professor, and Mentor

A Tribute to Sherwin Nuland: In Memory of a Beloved Physician, Professor, and Mentor

“A Personal Tribute”
A remembrance is given to Dr. Sherwin Nuland, who died at 83 on March 3, 2014. Nuland was a surgeon, writer, and bioethicist who taught the freshman seminar History of Scientific Medicine in Yale College.

A More Accurate Telescope: Cosmological Insight at the Boss Project

A More Accurate Telescope: Cosmological Insight at the Boss Project

In the state of Connecticut, gas costs around $3.70 per gallon. Obama garnered roughly three million more votes than Romney did in 2012. The average college student does laundry nearly every other week. Error and approximation are rampant in everyday