• The immune system works to destroy pathogens and ensure future immunity through an intricate cascade of biological reactions. Each reaction involves a separate class of white blood cell that possesses a unique function (4).
  • A few influential women scientists of the twentieth century (left to right): Marie Curie, Lisa Meitner, Emmy Noether
  • Large parts of the medical community believe that discreet cocaine use causes the prolongation of the QRS peak and QT interval.
  • An example of an electronic cigarette.
  • An example of CdTe quantum dots of different sizes as visualized by luminescence spectra
  • A Fly embryo just after lengthening, before the onset of cell division. Copyright: Keller Lab/Janelia Farm Research Campus/HHMI
  • Neural networks are machine learning algorithms inspired by the brain.
The immune system works to destroy pathogens and ensure future immunity through an intricate cascade of biological reactions. Each reaction involves a separate class of white blood cell that possesses a unique function (4).

Environment, More than Genetics, Shapes Immune System

Based on a recent study of twins led by Stanford University immunologist Mark Davis, the environment may play a larger role than genetics in shaping an individual’s immune system (1). The immune system primarily fights foreign agents such as bacteria or viruses that enter the body. These agents, also known […]

A few influential women scientists of the twentieth century (left to right): Marie Curie, Lisa Meitner, Emmy Noether

Perceived Importance of Talent Predicts Gender and Race Disparities across Academic Fields

A recent study published in Science suggests women tend to pursue careers in which hard work is thought to be more important than innate talent. The authors conclude that this an important cause of the continuing gender disparity in a variety of academic fields, not just in STEM disciplines. Sarah-Jane […]

Large parts of the medical community believe that discreet cocaine use causes the prolongation of the QRS peak and QT interval.

New Method for Detecting Cocaine Use

The Yale Department of Psychiatry (in conjunction with Dr. Benjamin Marlin, an assistant computer science professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst) is currently researching methods of detecting cocaine use using wireless on-body sensors. There are five parts to the heartbeat, P, Q, R, S, and T with each letter representing […]

An example of an electronic cigarette.

E-Cigarette Regulation Requested

On Thursday, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) joined forces to issue a recommendation for the regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). These two organizations are often at the forefront of cancer research and treatment, and, combined, have over 65,000 members (1). […]

An example of CdTe quantum dots of different sizes as visualized by luminescence spectra

Researchers Create Tiny Quantum Laser

Scientists at Princeton University have managed to create an extremely small laser that could have implications for the creation of quantum computers in the near future. The device draws approximately ten billion times less current than a typical light bulb and is about the size of a grain of rice. […]

A Fly embryo just after lengthening, before the onset of cell division. Copyright: Keller Lab/Janelia Farm Research Campus/HHMI

Spatiotemporal Control of Fly Morphogenesis

The process of morphogenesis, by which an organism develops its shape, is one of the least well understood pillars of developmental biology (1). Research on model organisms has emphasized the importance of particular genes and molecular pathways. However, current models of how these directly relate to growth on the macroscopic […]

Neural networks are machine learning algorithms inspired by the brain.

Neural Networks Rival the Primate Brain at Object Recognition

A central problem in computer vision is that of designing algorithms that can competently accomplish tasks that humans can easily do, such as recognizing objects. Recently, neuroscientists at MIT found that the latest artificial deep neural networks (DNNs) are able to rival the performance of the primate brain at this […]

 

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Environment, More than Genetics, Shapes Immune System

The immune system works to destroy pathogens and ensure future immunity through an intricate cascade of biological reactions. Each reaction involves a separate class of white blood cell that possesses a unique function (4).

Based on a recent study of twins led by Stanford University immunologist Mark Davis, the environment may play a larger role than genetics in shaping an individual’s immune system (1). The immune system primarily fights foreign agents such as bacteria or viruses that enter the body. These agents, also known […]

 
 

Perceived Importance of Talent Predicts Gender and Race Disparities across Academic Fields

A few influential women scientists of the twentieth century (left to right): Marie Curie, Lisa Meitner, Emmy Noether

A recent study published in Science suggests women tend to pursue careers in which hard work is thought to be more important than innate talent. The authors conclude that this an important cause of the continuing gender disparity in a variety of academic fields, not just in STEM disciplines. Sarah-Jane […]

 
 

New Method for Detecting Cocaine Use

Large parts of the medical community believe that discreet cocaine use causes the prolongation of the QRS peak and QT interval.

The Yale Department of Psychiatry (in conjunction with Dr. Benjamin Marlin, an assistant computer science professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst) is currently researching methods of detecting cocaine use using wireless on-body sensors. There are five parts to the heartbeat, P, Q, R, S, and T with each letter representing […]

 
 

E-Cigarette Regulation Requested

An example of an electronic cigarette.

On Thursday, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) joined forces to issue a recommendation for the regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). These two organizations are often at the forefront of cancer research and treatment, and, combined, have over 65,000 members (1). […]

 
 

Researchers Create Tiny Quantum Laser

An example of CdTe quantum dots of different sizes as visualized by luminescence spectra

Scientists at Princeton University have managed to create an extremely small laser that could have implications for the creation of quantum computers in the near future. The device draws approximately ten billion times less current than a typical light bulb and is about the size of a grain of rice. […]

 
 
 
 

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