Spicing up computer engineering — with a vending machine
Late last fall, professor of electrical engineering and computer science Jakub Szefer bought a Coke machine off Craigslist. After driving into the middle of Hartford with a truck and handing over a couple hundred dollars, he returned to New Haven equipped with the new device to use in his “Introduction to Computer Engineering” class.
MCDB major to become more flexible
Now, MCDB majors seeking BAs will only have to take 11.5 course credits — a significant decrease in requirements from 18 credits — while BS candidates will still be required to take 18.5, although they will have more flexibility in choosing courses than before.
Influence of genes depends on era of birth
Those who carry a particular obesity-related gene variant are more likely to be overweight. Yet, a new study shows that this same gene variant might not have predisposed previous generations to obesity if they were born before 1942.
Immunotherapy shows promise in cancer treatment
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Yale and the biotech company Genentech, have completed a phase I clinical trial for a new cancer immunotherapy and developed biomarkers to predict its efficacy in patients. The trial’s results look promising for the potential to use personalized medicine and immunotherapies to treat cancer.
Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a joint statement on Thursday to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, citing uncertainty regarding their safety.