Scientists investigate fly swarms
Researchers have found a mechanism to analyze fly swarms, which may provide valuable insight into the structure of animal collectives.
Therapy ineffective for opioid addiction
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is not an effective way to treat opioid dependence, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
Overeating linked to sugar consumption
Ingesting fructose can lead to brain activity that promotes overeating, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
Peabody leader goes to Harvard
Jane Pickering, deputy director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will be leaving Yale for its northern rival in January.
Sandy link to climate change questioned
A week after Yalies huddled up in their dorms last week under a campus-wide curfew during Hurricane Sandy, some, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have begun to blame the late-October hurricane on climate change.
Antibiotic resistance killing off bees
Yale researchers have identified a potential culprit in a nationwide increase of honeybee deaths — resistance to an important antibiotic. In the Oct. 30 issue of the mBio journal, Yale professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Nancy Moran published a study showing that beneficial bacteria found in the guts of honeybees have acquired genes that »
Nanoparticles reduce herpes symptoms
Yale researchers have developed nanoparticle technology that could one day cure herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. Mark Saltzman, chair of the biomedical engineering department of the Yale School of Medicine, and researchers in his laboratory have been working to develop nanoparticles to decrease symptom severity and boost survival rates of mice with HSV-2. »
Panelists champion careers in social good
For all Yale students considering investment banking, Doug Hausladen ’04 has a message for you: Do not go to the dark side. The undergraduate organization Net Impact hosted an event to launch its organization on Tuesday that aimed to inspire Yale students to explore the field of social enterprise — or socially-conscious entrepreneurship. The panel »
Medical marijuana stirs pot of controversy
Connecticut residents suffering from a variety of severe illnesses can now legally purchase medical marijuana due to a law that went into effect Oct. 1. The act, which the state General Assembly passed on May 5 and signed into law several weeks later, makes Connecticut the 17th state to permit medicinal marijuana use. According to »
Dr. Roy Herbst talks cancer research
In March of 2011, Dr. Roy S. Herbst ‘84 GRD ‘84, began his tenure as Chief of Medical Oncology for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Associate Director for Translational Research. Prior to his work at the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Herbst served as Chief of the Department of Thoracic/Head »
New sculptures land in gallery garden
Beverages are not permitted in the Yale University Art Gallery, but on Wednesday morning the security team made an exception for YUAG Director Jock Reynolds’ coffee. The staff of the gallery had arrived unusually early in the morning to watch a crane lift three new sculptures into the museum’s rooftop garden. Though the gallery’s grand »