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December 11, 2017
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Scientist Haifan Lin: From Mao’s China to Yale’s Stem Cell Center

Scientist’s journey includes moving research toward potential clinical advances

A significant turning point in the life of Haifan Lin, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology; professor of genetics and of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences; and founding director of Yale’s Stem Cell Center, may have come when he was just 15. Already a high achiever, as he has been ever since, he completed high school three years younger than his classmates. Continue Reading →

December 10, 2017
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Mixed reality and medicine: Surgery with no surprises

In the original Star Trek TV series, the physician on the USS Enterprise, Bones McCoy, would diagnose his patients with just a few waves of his hand-held “tricorder”. Well, medical science has not progressed that far, at least not yet. Continue Reading →

December 10, 2017
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Our Solar System’s “shocking” origin

Washington, DC— According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System’s formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected material from the exploding star into a neighboring cloud of dust and gas, causing it to collapse in on itself and form the Sun and its surrounding planets. Continue Reading →

December 10, 2017
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Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought. Continue Reading →

December 9, 2017
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Klimatische Extreme lösten Migration aus

Freiburger Forscher veröffentlichen Studie zur Auswanderung Süddeutscher im 19. Jahrhundert

Mehr als fünf Millionen Deutsche emigrierten im 19. Jahrhundert nach Nordamerika, viele aus dem süddeutschen Raum. Sie flohen vor Armut, Krieg und Revolution – und vor starken Klimaschwankungen. Denn wie eine Studie von Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Glaser, Dr. Iso Himmelsbach und Annette Bösmeier vom Institut für Umweltsozialwissenschaften und Geographie der Universität Freiburg zeigt, waren diese Schwankungen eine der Hauptursachen der Migrationswellen aus der Region des heutigen Landes Baden-Württemberg nach Nordamerika. Continue Reading →

December 9, 2017
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Bildung von Magma-Ozeanen auf Exoplaneten erforscht

Induktionserwärmung kann den Energiehaushalt eines Planeten so stark verändern, dass sein Inneres zum Schmelzen gebracht wird. Das berichtet ein internationales Team unter der Leitung des Instituts für Weltraumforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften mit Beteiligung der Universität Wien in einer aktuellen Studie, die in der Zeitschrift “Nature Astronomy” erschienen ist. Continue Reading →