Getting the Signal: Elucidating the chemical crosstalk driving ovarian cancer

Getting the Signal: Elucidating the chemical crosstalk driving ovarian cancer

Cells are notoriously chatty. Communication between different cell and tissue types is happening constantly in any multicellular organism, and this crosstalk is critical to survival. In humans, chemical signaling pathways ensure that information in one tissue can be shared with

A Titanic Theory: A Cool New Reaction Has Astronomers Over the Moon

A Titanic Theory: A Cool New Reaction Has Astronomers Over the Moon

On September 15th, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended its two-decade-long mission. The probe gathered important information about the atmospheric composition of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only other planetary body we know of besides the Earth with a

Wrap it, Wear it, Robotic?

Wrap it, Wear it, Robotic?

What if there existed a gadget that could take an inanimate object and turn it into life? Researchers at Yale have been imagining and working on robotic skins that do just this. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering &

Spraying Away Stroke Damage

Spraying Away Stroke Damage

The ability to breathe through one’s nose uninhibited is really only appreciated when dealing with severe congestion. Whether in the form of the over-the-counter saline or prescription steroids, nasal sprays can bring sweet relief to stuffy noses. These common sprays

Secrets of Cerebral Spinal Fluid: What one technology has revealed about what lies inside the nervous system of some HIV patients

Secrets of Cerebral Spinal Fluid: What one technology has revealed about what lies inside the nervous system of some HIV patients

While we know that an estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and that 6,465 people died from the disease in 2015, what remains unknown is the breadth of HIV patients that suffer from the virus’s

MRI Scan Detects Signs of Schizophrenia: Brain imaging test predicts likelihood of developing psychosis and schizophrenia

MRI Scan Detects Signs of Schizophrenia: Brain imaging test predicts likelihood of developing psychosis and schizophrenia

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are severe mental disorders that affect the thoughts and emotions of an individual, making them feel detached from reality in a condition called psychosis. Although these disorders can be debilitating, starting treatment early can potentially

DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

Evidence for a liking gap reveals that we may be more liked than we tend to think   Ever walked out of an interview flooded with regrets? Thought you struck the wrong chord with someone you just met? If this

MVP CAR T-Cells: How a new technology can predict clinical responses to targeted T-cell cancer therapy

MVP CAR T-Cells: How a new technology can predict clinical responses to targeted T-cell cancer therapy

Everyone generates cancerous cells. The human body is made up of more than a hundred million cells that may mutate during the process of division to grow uncontrollably—i.e. become cancerous. However, the human immune system has built-in mechanisms that detect

Leaves in 3D

Leaves in 3D

Scientists have long studied the internal processes of leaves in two dimensions, yet most of life’s processes occur in three. A technology recently developed and implemented at Yale allows researchers to create more complete models of the inside of leaves

Diversi-Teeth

Diversi-Teeth

As the adage goes: you are what you eat. But could we possibly learn more about something from what they use to eat, rather than simply what they eat? Led by Elizabeth Sibert, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, a research