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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 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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]