Highly Aromatic with a Smooth, Microbial Finish: Yeast S. cerevisiae dictates the nuances of wine

There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.

Science or Science Fiction? Making Virtual Reality a Reality

How do you define reality? For Neo in The Matrix, this is a hard question.

From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

Science can be intimidating. It is fast-paced and unyielding. We are only human. It’s natural

Battling OCD in Real-Time: Live brain imaging helps patients attack anxiety at the source

In a recent Yale study, researchers have shown that it may be possible to teach sufferers of OCD to control their anxiety by giving them immediate feedback on their brain’s activity. This method may also prove useful in better understanding the underlying neural substrates that may define the disease.

Last Barrier to a Cure HIV: Researchers Examine Reactivation of Hidden Viruses

Thirty years after the discovery of the HIV virus, researchers are still unable to find a cure for the disease. Kathryn Miller-Jensen at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses the ability of latent HIV to reactivate, which is one of the properties of the virus that make it so difficult to treat.

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