Placentas, Pathways, and Pregnancy Complications

Placentas, Pathways, and Pregnancy Complications

Study of Antiphospholipid Antibody Effect on Human Trophoblasts Reveals Striking Findings How can a minuscule, Y-shaped biological molecule provoke inflammation so drastic and dangerous as to end a pregnancy? A June study conducted by members in the lab of Vikki

Warming Waters Have Reached Deep into the Arctic Ocean

Warming Waters Have Reached Deep into the Arctic Ocean

Research shows presence of ‘archived’ heat in Arctic interior In the scientific world, we don’t often think of intangible things as being “archived.” But new research by Mary-Louise Timmermans, professor of Geology & Geophysics at Yale, has revealed the presence

A Simple Switch

A Simple Switch

Discovering the evolvability of RNA structures We often think of “evolution” as the work of millennia: a slow but steady process by which species diversify and gradually adapt to different environmental niches. On a much smaller scale, evolution must also

Sturdy as a Rock

Sturdy as a Rock

Scientists discover properties of stable microbiome populations Studying the interactions within ecological communities can reveal fascinating insights into how nature is organized. At the macroscopic level, we marvel at the relationships between the flora and fauna of rainforests and coral

The Mouse That Wouldn’t Get Fat

The Mouse That Wouldn’t Get Fat

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat all of the cookies you want without worrying about weight gain? It seems too good to be true—a fantasy, even. Yet, new research indicates that it may, indeed, be