Yale Team Provides Link Between Cannabis and Aggressive Behavior

Yale Team Provides Link Between Cannabis and Aggressive Behavior

In a new study, Yale researchers have pinpointed a specific gene responsible for regulating cannabis-induced aggression, with strong ramifications for the national discussion of cannabis legalization. Led by Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine,

The Man Behind The Camera

The Man Behind The Camera

Alumni Profile: Eric Fossum (PhD ’84) Professor Eric Fossum (PhD ’84), 2018 recipient of the Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science, compares his work as an image sensor device physicist and engineer to

Counterpoint: Solving the Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery – With a Twist

Counterpoint: Solving the Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery – With a Twist

Try breaking spaghetti into two pieces. It’s not as easy as it sounds. If you take two ends of a strand of spaghetti and bring them together, the noodle will almost always break into three or more pieces. This counterintuitive

Getting a Grip: Designing Stress-Resistant and Energy-Storing Materials

Getting a Grip: Designing Stress-Resistant and Energy-Storing Materials

The lead hero of Marvel Studios’s “Black Panther,” T’Challa, is known for his iconic black full-body suit. One of its signature properties is the ability to store and later release energy from an enemy’s physical blows. A new microstructure designed

Stopping Seizures at Their Source: Keeping an Eye on the Ion

Stopping Seizures at Their Source: Keeping an Eye on the Ion

Scientists are stopping seizures at their source with a new, dry drug delivery method that is efficient, effective, and electrophoretic. This new strategy could swiftly and efficiently stop epileptic seizures. According to the CDC, epilepsy affects approximately 1.2% of the

Nanotubes Change the Shape of Water

Nanotubes Change the Shape of Water

Nanotubes can freeze water regardless of temperature Everybody knows that ice floats in water. Some may also know that this is due to differences in the structure of water molecules in ice versus in water. In ice, the molecules are

Q&A: Can a Video Game Make You a Better Person?

Q&A: Can a Video Game Make You a Better Person?

It’s possible! Led by PhD candidate Tammi Kral, researchers at the University of Wisconsin sought to develop a video game that would teach empathy to adolescents. They conducted a study to investigate whether a video game could effectively improve children’s

Does city life impact birds?

Does city life impact birds?

It’s no surprise that city life impacts the ecosystem it replaces. Especially when it comes to birds, it’s easy to observe the effects of urbanization. From telephone wires for sitting on to bread crumbs for eating, city life seems to

Repurposed: Rags to Riches

Repurposed: Rags to Riches

Excavating a 21st-Century Waste Management Solution Similar to the ghost-like greenhouse gases that bloom from car exhausts, factories, and power plants and then float into the atmosphere, the manufacturing of a cell phone also employs the concept of invisible waste.

Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

What can the behavior of subatomic particles tell us about social behavior? Imagine you are at your favorite band’s concert. Searching for the best place to stand, you avoid the spaces that prevent you from getting a good view of