A Hard Pill to Swallow

Science research at Yale is funded by the family responsible for the opioid crisis. Faculty members don’t seem to care.

Design by Rachel Wolf. Yale cell biology professor Yongli Zhang conducts his research using tiny tweezers. These aren’t tweezers you’d find hanging in the CVS beauty section. They’re far too small to pluck your eyebrows: about one hundred of them, bunched up, are as thick as a single human hair. With the aid of a microscope, you’d see that the tweezers are used to manipulate tiny glass beads. Together, one or two beads work to trap and apply force onto a single molecule. Using these. . . Read more
Candice Wang