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December 16, 2017
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Scholars take aim at false positives in research

UChicago professor argues for lowering key statistical benchmark A single change to a century-old statistical standard would dramatically improve the quality of research in many scientific fields, shrinking the number of so-called false positives, according to a commentary published Sept. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
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Meet ‘Adonis,’ Europe’s Oldest Known Living Tree

UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research scientists participated in an expedition that revealed its age: nearly 1,100 years. A Bosnian pine living in the highlands of Greece has been shown to be more than 1,075 years, making it the oldest known … Continue reading

December 24, 2013
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Yale anthropologist’s research inspires modern art

The transformation of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area in Ho Chi Minh City is the focus of a new exhibition in Vietnam by renowned artist Tiffany Chung that is based on research conducted in collaboration with Yale anthropologist Erik … Continue reading

September 25, 2013
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Invasion in the Desert: Why Some Plant Species are Survivors

Max Li’s research could inform policies to promote sustainable native environments and curb the invasion of alien plant species. Max Li, a University of Arizona doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is studying mechanisms that determine … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
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Lesbian and gay young people twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published in BMJ Open. Lesbian and gay young people were also more likely to drink alcohol … Continue reading

August 24, 2013
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New book explores evolution of human reproduction

Human beings would probably be known as pilosals rather than mammals if Carl Linnaeus had not been a proponent of breast-feeding. For social and political reasons, the famed taxonomist labeled the class of animals to which humans belong with a … Continue reading

July 6, 2013
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Researchers Track Facial Expressions To Improve Teaching Software

Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions of students engaged in interactive online learning and predict the effectiveness of online tutoring sessions. “This work is part of a larger … Continue reading