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Yale Scientist Recognized for Research on Optics

Yale Scientist Recognized for Research on Optics

A. Douglas Stone was recently named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). A worldwide scientific organization of over fifteen thousand engineers, scientists, and educators, OSA is designed to increase and disseminate knowledge, promote research for optics, and

Alanna Schepartz Awarded Two Lectureships for Excellence in Chemical Biology

Alanna Schepartz Awarded Two Lectureships for Excellence in Chemical Biology

“I was really surprised!” says Professor Alanna Schepartz in regards to her recent selection to present two notable lectures. In October of last year, both the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Gordon Research Conferences Organization (GRCO) contacted Schepartz. The

Bringing Back the Dead: Reviving an Extinct Tortoise Species

Bringing Back the Dead: Reviving an Extinct Tortoise Species

During the first half of the 19th century, more than 200,000 tortoises were hunted and eaten by whalers passing through the Galapagos Islands. The whalers rode the ocean currents into the southern corner of the archipelago, past the island of

Guanfacine: The Future for ADHD Treatment

Guanfacine: The Future for ADHD Treatment

Imagine having a child who is so uncontrollably disruptive that going out to eat at restaurants is never an option. With no friends at school, he is just as frustrated as anyone else about his inability to focus. “ADHD [attention

Bruce F. Carmichael, Deputy Dean of Great Service to Yale, Dies at 63

Bruce F. Carmichael, Deputy Dean of Great Service to Yale, Dies at 63

  Known for his extensive service and commitment to Yale, Bruce Carmichael, Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, died on February 1 from cardiac arrest. He was 63 years old. Carmichael came to Yale in

Identifying Factors for Cancer Stem Cells: One Step Closer to a Cure for Ovarian Cancer

Identifying Factors for Cancer Stem Cells: One Step Closer to a Cure for Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Yingqun Huang, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine, recently published a study that identified cancer stem cells in ovarian cancer and showed implications for a cure. Ovarian cancer, currently the fourth highest cause

Yale Professor and Collaborators Create the First Molecular Transistor

Yale Professor and Collaborators Create the First Molecular Transistor

Approximately thirty-five years ago, two theorists at International Business Machines (IBM) were among the first to propose electronic functions for molecules. Until about fifteen years ago, progress of this idea had been very slow. However, in 1997, Professor Mark Reed,

How the Brain Saves Energy: The Neural Thermostat

How the Brain Saves Energy: The Neural Thermostat

For the first time, Yale researchers have demonstrated how the brain saves energy while processing a deluge of sensory information in the primary visual cortex. Published in the journal Neuron, this study was conducted at the Yale School of Medicine

Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex Makes Us Human

Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex Makes Us Human

One year past Darwin’s bicentennial, Yale has often been in the news for research on evolution. Down at the Yale School of Medicine, however, researchers are at the forefront of another type of evolutionary research: the evolution of the human

Yale Scientists Awarded AAAS Fellowship

Yale Scientists Awarded AAAS Fellowship

Yale scientists Gerald Shulman, Shirleen Roeder, Andrew Hill, and Mark Gerstein were recently honored as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS, publishers of the journal Science, honors a handful of scientists each year