Novel Neurons

Novel Neurons

What makes up your mind? Nothing is closer to us than our brains, but their complicated workings make understanding them no easy task. Billions of specialized cells called neurons work together, each using a combination of electrical and chemical signals

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Every day, millions of communications are sent around the globe that wouldn’t be possible without modern technology. Though modern connectivity has many benefits, the sudden onset of the Technological Age has turned the 21st century into a uniquely unpredictable era.

Documentary Review: One Small Step For A Woman

Documentary Review: One Small Step For A Woman

As the string ensemble emerges, we’re treated to familiar footage: the shadow of the lunar module gliding across the pockmarked surface of the moon, men in white button-downs with eyes glued to the consoles in front of them, and finally,

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

Undergraduate Profile: Rachael Putman (TC ’19)

What comes before baby steps? Designer babies, genetic remodeling, risks in clinical trials: in today’s rapidly evolving field of biomedical engineering, ethical dilemmas rage. But for Rachael Putman (TC ’19), it’s simple: “The whole point of medicine is to help

Chigger Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

Chigger Bites Linked to Red Meat Allergy

You take a trip to the lake when you discover hundreds of microscopic red pests, no more than 0.3 millimeters long, latched onto your pants. They make their way to a patch of skin, where they inject their saliva using

Bacteria in the Vents

Bacteria in the Vents

Almost all homes and office buildings in America today are equipped with air conditioning units. With global temperatures continuing to rise, the presence of AC in people’s daily lives will become even more prevalent. While air conditioning units provide cooling

Yale Scientists Find Hierarchy in the Brain

Yale Scientists Find Hierarchy in the Brain

Last month, Yale researchers published a study outlining a powerful technique with the potential to connect gene expression and brain imaging. This interdisciplinary study used computational modeling to link the brain to its distinct tasks. Yale Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

The Hidden Causes of Lake Evaporation

The Hidden Causes of Lake Evaporation

Unexpected climate change-related factors may be causing water sources to dry Imagine traveling up to a high-altitude lake with your friends to ice skate in February. Upon arrival, you find water squeezing through the slivers of the thin sheet of

Plugging the Hole

Plugging the Hole

Imagine that you flip a coin and measure either heads or tails—easy enough, right? Now, rather than flip, you spin the coin, and you are asked to give a measurement before it lands. You might say you’re not sure, or that it’s

Proteins, Proteomes, and Phosphorylation

Proteins, Proteomes, and Phosphorylation

How Hi-P brings a new way to study protein-protein interactions We use proteins for everything. Although they are most commonly known for fueling muscle growth, these large molecules are responsible for carrying out fundamental processes of life. Proteins can be