Valentina Simon
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Valentina Simon covers Astronomy, Computer Science and Engineering stories. She is a freshman in Timothy Dwight College majoring in Data Science and Statistics.
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Yale-led study shows that e-cigarette bans boost traditional cigarette sale

A recent Yale-led study found that banning flavored electronic cigarettes increases sales of standard, combustible cigarettes, which can cause cancer and are considered more dangerous.

NIH awards grant to Yale researchers for developing gene editing platform

The National Institute of Health announced a $40 million grant for researchers to develop a CRISPR-mediated platform for genome editing in the brain and to treat genetic disorders.

Filmmaker Gareth Edwards visits Yale to prescreen new sci-fi blockbuster

Gareth Edwards, who directed “Rogue One” and “Godzilla,” held a pre-screening of “The Creator” at Yale ahead of its release last week.

Yale researchers investigate the future of AI in healthcare

While new Yale research shows promising uses for artificial intelligence in healthcare, questions remain.

Seven Yale faculty named AAAS fellows in largest Yale fellow class in over a decade

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Liza Comita, Enrique De La Cruz, Erika Edwards, Vanessa Ezenwa, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, David Lewkowicz and Priyamvada Natarajan as AAAS fellows.

The magma highway: Yale researchers model journey of primordial isotopes from earth’s core to crust

Yale scientists have quantitatively modeled how the isotopic composition of ocean islands is achieved, employing the novel core-to-mantle diffusion theory

Yale-Stanford collab develops novel synthetic tRNA engineering approach

Researchers at the two schools expanded genetic code through insertion of selenocysteine amino acids into tRNAs in a new targeted approach.

YNHH cardiac surgeons publish case study of 200 successful robotic-assisted mitral valve repairs

YNHH case study of 200 robotic-assisted mitral valve repairs for degenerative mitral regurgitation saw a 100 percent success rate, results published in Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Yale physics professor named Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer of Fermilab

Professor Bonnie Fleming of the Yale physics department leaving university to become chief research officer and deputy director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Yale researchers prove jumping genes are directly connected to neurodegenerative diseases

Yale researchers have directly connected overexpression of  “jumping genes” to neurodegenerative diseases, and have found a potential cure — HIV medication. “Jumping genes,” or DNA sequences […]

Freed to fidget, robotic hands manipulate everyday objects

Yale Researchers teach robotic hands to fidget, increasing object adaptability and movement control, in newly published research.