by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 19, 2018 8:14 am | Comments (32)
After a detailed explanation of how it works and how it protects children’s rights, a Yale University research project connected to the genetic testing of some students is back in good standing with at least two members of the Board of Education.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm | Comments (57)
The spirit of Henrietta Lacks entered the cafetorium of Celentano Biotech, Health, and Medical Magnet School Monday evening as the Board of Ed contemplated if it should accept a grant connected to the genetic testing of students.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 2, 2018 5:30 pm | Comments (20)
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the recent retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is not a drill. And if Americans who believe in the reproductive rights —the human rights—of women don’t take action, the Trump administration will likely appoint a new justice who will roll back Roe v. Wade.
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by Allison Park | Jun 4, 2018 5:05 pm | Comments (5)
Wilbur Cross High School senior Maya Geradi started her science career under her kitchen table with materials she ordered online.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 31, 2018 7:44 am
Recruit and retain scientists. Attract more venture capital money. Start more businesses. Develop more treatments and cures for diseases.
Those are some of the ways that New Haven that bioscience and biotechnology companies would like to spend money if Congress gives the National Institutes of Health more funding.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2018 12:41 pm | Comments (14)
A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to New Haven — specifically to Amity Road — if the state approves an application from a local businessman.
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by Serena Cho | May 14, 2018 4:26 pm | Comments (2)
Eight rockets flew into the air Monday night at a launch culminating a month of hard work.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2018 12:14 pm
The idea came from watching a YouTube video: The juniors at Metropolitan Business Academy thought they could learn much more about gas laws by building and launching a weather balloon.
Now that’s what they’re planning to do just as soon as they raise $500.
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by Allan Appel | Dec 1, 2017 1:20 pm | Comments (1)
A tube from a vacuum cleaner was the neuron or nerve cell. Green pipe cleaners were the dendrites. And a set of dominoes stood in for how the “action potential” resets the cell so that a new memory can be created.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 13, 2017 8:06 am | Comments (10)
As part of an effort to meet new state standards, city students learning about cells in science classes will now take a look at the cell’s structure under a microscope first before they learn the exact terminology for what they’re seeing.
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