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Melissa Chiasson

Melissa Chiasson

Melissa Chiasson, DC ’11, is taking advantage of the Yale Junior Term Abroad system to explore the Wet Tropics of Australia in the Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology program, part of the School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad Australia.

James Kern Baird

James Kern Baird

James “Jim” Baird, ES ’63, Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has spent his career exploring physics and its connections to chemistry.

Systems Biology: Revolutions in Biology

Systems Biology: Revolutions in Biology

Within the past decade alone, researchers in the growing field of systems biology have been able to employ previously unavailable computing strategies and hardware to begin answer­ing fundamental questions, such as the nature of protein syn­thesis and fatty-acid metabolism.

Clean Car Wars

Clean Car Wars

In Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Battle of the Eco-Friendly Autos (2008), Yozo Hasegawa provides a compelling overview of the current landscape of the automotive industry and how that landscape came to be.

Vaccines Cause Autism

Vaccines Cause Autism

A sizable number of parents with autistic children believe early vaccinations are the cause of their children’s condition. However, numerous investigations have failed to provide substantial evidence for either hypothesis. Why, then, do so many people still believe that vaccinations cause autism?

How can you cut a diamond?

How can you cut a diamond?

Before that development of polishing techniques in the Middle Ages, diamonds were used only in their natural octahedral state due to difficulty in cutting. So why are diamonds so hard to cut?

How does a perm work?

How does a perm work?

The year 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of the permanent wave, also known as the “perm,” which uses protein chemistry to alter the molecular structure of hair.