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Alumni Profile: Tze-Chiang Chen (PhD ’85) – Following the life of one of the biggest names in electrical engineering

Alumni Profile: Tze-Chiang Chen (PhD ’85) – Following the life of one of the biggest names in electrical engineering

Dr. Tze-Chiang Chen, Vice President at IBM and former Yale graduate. Image courtesy of Chen. From his humble upbringings in Taiwan to his current position as Vice President of Science and Technology in the Research Division at IBM, Tze-Chiang Chen

Q&A: Does being kind make you feel less pain? A new take on an age-old question

Q&A: Does being kind make you feel less pain? A new take on an age-old question

Art by Noora Said. From morphine to ibuprofen, modern medicine has made enormous progress in the field of pain management. However, a recent study conducted by Professor Xiaofei Xie’s lab at Peking University showed that medicine might not be the

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Over the last two decades, predictive risk assessment tools have been used to determine the fates of millions of individuals in the criminal justice system, deciding whether a defendant will be detained pretrial or released on

Keeping Dry Underwater: Learning Superhydrophobicity from Plants

Keeping Dry Underwater: Learning Superhydrophobicity from Plants

Art by AnMei Little. Hydrophobic materials have many applications, yet many are easily disrupted by the environment, losing their dryness. To find the key to the next generation of highly water-repellent materials, scientists have turned to Mother Nature for inspiration,

Letting Experience Guide the Way: The promise of patient and public involvement in biomedical research

Letting Experience Guide the Way: The promise of patient and public involvement in biomedical research

Map of Angiosarcoma Project Participants. The geographic spread demonstrates the advantages of this project in studying rare diseases. Photo courtesy of Painter et al., 2020. The ultimate goal of clinical and translational research is to leverage scientific discovery and innovation

Dogs on Duty: Canine Detection of Plant Pathogens

Dogs on Duty: Canine Detection of Plant Pathogens

Image courtesy of UIHere. As technological advancement allows the world to become increasingly connected through trade and travel, exotic pathogens spread more easily across the globe. These pathogens are not limited to human disease but include plant pathogens as well.

From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

Illustration by Sophia Zhao. The ability to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer has transformed medicine in recent years. A new study from the Zloza research group at the The State University of New Jersey suggests that we

Of Mice and Running Wheels: Physical Activity Mediates the Risk for Atherosclerosis

Of Mice and Running Wheels: Physical Activity Mediates the Risk for Atherosclerosis

Illustration courtesy of Antalique Tran. Most would consider it common knowledge that exercise enhances physical health and that an active lifestyle reduces risk of heart disease. However, few have been able to demonstrate, on a cellular level, the mechanisms of

Uranium—A Promising Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Ethene to Ethane

Uranium—A Promising Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Ethene to Ethane

In chemical processes, catalysts are compounds that increase the rate while undergoing a cycle of structural changes. At the end of the reaction, the catalyst reforms as it had presented originally. Some of the most common catalytic reactions in organometallic

The Microbial Clock: Diverse Airborne Microbiota Follow A Diel Cycle

The Microbial Clock: Diverse Airborne Microbiota Follow A Diel Cycle

Image courtesy of Pixabay. The world is teeming with microorganisms in the soil, water, and even air. However, the study of the atmospheric microbial ecosystem has long been outshone by research into the Earth’s diverse terrestrial, aquatic, and human microbiomes.