Ice in Action: Sea ice at the North Pole has something to say about climate change

Ice in Action: Sea ice at the North Pole has something to say about climate change

Talk of climate change in the news is ubiquitous. Everywhere we look, headlines are popping up, from deadly record-breaking heat waves in Pakistan and India to the notoriously cold and rainy London reaching a record high of 98 degrees Fahrenheit

From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

Science can be intimidating. It is fast-paced and unyielding. We are only human. It’s natural to feel vulnerable to science when it takes the form of a massive hurricane or appears as a microscopic virus hiding in your cells, plotting

Battling OCD in Real-Time: Live brain imaging helps patients attack anxiety at the source

Battling OCD in Real-Time: Live brain imaging helps patients attack anxiety at the source

In a recent Yale study, researchers have shown that it may be possible to teach sufferers of OCD to control their anxiety by giving them immediate feedback on their brain’s activity. This method may also prove useful in better understanding the underlying neural substrates that may define the disease.

The Bugs and the Bees: How viruses bridged the gap between bees and butterflies

The Bugs and the Bees: How viruses bridged the gap between bees and butterflies

What eats leaves, transforms into a butterfly, and contains wasp genes in its genome? Discover exactly how the caterpillar became a natural GMO and why modern technology is changing the face of evolutionary research.

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

Leptospirosis: An Unexpected Source of Global Disease Burden

Leptospirosis: An Unexpected Source of Global Disease Burden

According to the research of Albert Ko at the Yale School of Medicine, leptospirosis makes a surprisingly high and previously unmeasured contribution to the global burden of disease. Ko’s team found that the tropical disease results in more than 60,000

The Significance of Swine: Pigs in societal evolution

The Significance of Swine: Pigs in societal evolution

Mark Essig lights up when he tells the unlikely story of how 19th century hog drives in the Blue Ridge Mountains created a complex infrastructure of taverns, roads, and pig statues across North Carolina. This story fascinated Essig and led

Last Barrier to a Cure HIV: Researchers Examine Reactivation of Hidden Viruses

Last Barrier to a Cure HIV: Researchers Examine Reactivation of Hidden Viruses

Thirty years after the discovery of the HIV virus, researchers are still unable to find a cure for the disease. Kathryn Miller-Jensen at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the ability of latent HIV to reactivate, which is one of the properties of the virus that make it so difficult to treat.

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Proteins accomplish some of the most complex biological mechanisms in the human body. They form the basis of the immune system. They are responsible for muscle contraction. They allow for gene expression. Now, scientists aim to create a new class

Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

Rarely do the findings of child development and peace building intersect. Yale researchers are leading a conversation about how interventions targeted to children can create a more peaceful world