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Yale sociologist studies the niche market of cosmetic surgery for the young

April 12, 2019
Medical sociologist Alka Menon’s work looks at international attitudes toward cosmetic surgery as a way to examine multiculturalism and its effects.

Scientist finds skin deep is very deep

April 12, 2019
Valentina Greco has made singular contributions to knowledge about the function of skin cells, some of which may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration.

New study tracks fundamental movements in energy conversion

April 12, 2019
A new provides a fresh understanding of the fundamental principles of electron and proton movement, which could aid in the development of solar technology.

Yale’s Rakic receives Connecticut Medal of Science

April 11, 2019
YSM’s Pasko Rakic will receive the award on May 28 during the 44th Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Annual 3-Minute Thesis competition develops communication skills

April 5, 2019
This year’s winner, Beza Getachew, won for her pithily pitched project, “Self-Healing Water Filtration Membranes: From Concept to Proof.”

Bacterial nanowire mystery solved

April 4, 2019
Geobacter bacteria “breathe” with unique protein filaments called “nanowires.” New research offers fresh insight on what they are made of and how they work.

Newly discovered seizure disorder mimics epilepsy

April 4, 2019
Recent research suggests that about 10% of epilepsy patients don’t have epilepsy at all — they are experiencing “psychogenic non-epileptic seizure,” or PNES.