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Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Dr. Martin Jesse Klein, highly-regarded historian of modern phys­ics, passed away last year in Chapel Hill, North Caro­lina, at the age of 84.

Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Immunological Studies by HHMI Early Career Scientist

Associate Professor of Immunobiology Susan Kaech, an expert on T cell differentiation, is now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist.

Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Bonnie T. Fleming, recently appointed Horace D. Taft Associate Profes­sor of Physics, focuses her research on experimentally defining the fundamen­tal behavior of the tiny elemental particles known as neutrinos.

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Studying Mood Disorders With MRI Brain Analyses

Dr. Hilary Blumberg has used MRI to investigated the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (bDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on brain structure and development.

New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

Thanks to preserved evidence of melanin in a fossil feather from Brazil, paleontologists at the Peabody Museum have come one step closer to reconstructing a visual representation of early birds and dinosaurs.

Bacterial Kayaking

Bacterial Kayaking

Hür Köser, Associate Professor of Electrical Engi­neering, came across bacterial hydrodynamics when studying chemotaxis, or the way bacteria direct their motion in response to chemical signals.

Yale Study Discovers More Effective Flu Vaccination Policies

Yale Study Discovers More Effective Flu Vaccination Policies

A study by Alison P. Galvani, Associate Professor of Epidemi­ology and Public Health, challenged the effectiveness of federal influenza vaccination guidelines.

Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Professor Daniel Spielman Wins Fulkerson Prize

Daniel Spielman was recently presented the Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize for his groundbreaking developments in a technique called smoothed analysis, a new method of analyzing programs.

Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

Moving Beyond a Classic Role of MicroRNAs

The 2009 Scaringe Award from the RNA Society was awarded to Shobha Vasudevan, post­doctoral fellow in Joan Steitz’s laboratory, who has discovered a novel role for microRNAs in quiescent frog cells.

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend information crucial to regenerating rainforests.