With creation of artificial organism, a leap in biocontainment

A decadelong effort in artificial biology has culminated in the creation of artificial bacteria that cannot survive outside of the environment for which they are designed. If picked up by industry, this advancement could ensure that potentially dangerous artificial bacteria do not get into the environment.

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Humans’ understanding of cause and effect nuanced

The way humans think about cause and effect is not completely logical, a new Yale study has found.

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Multi-pronged intervention most effective in stemming Ebola

Using data gathered on the ground in Liberia, Yale researchers have been able to run simulations to answer the question: How best can the world stem the Ebola epidemic?

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Early life stress permanently affects brain development

For the first time, researchers have been able to study in a controlled environment the long term effects of early-life stress on the developing brain.

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Physics Olympiad hosts 200 high schoolers

On Saturday, 200 high school students from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts descended on Sloane Physics Lab to join in a competition designed to test students’ functional understanding of physics.

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Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.

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DoD grant to support biomaterials research

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a team of researchers at Yale and the University of Chicago a 5-year, $6.25 million grant to develop new materials inspired by nature.

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Twitter used to predict future

Researchers have for the first time used social networks to predict what hashtags will trend more than a week in advance.

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Gene protects developing brain

Researchers have found a gene that may be responsible for an individual’s susceptibility to mental disease.

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Mysterious graffiti artist returns to Yale

The graffiti artist known as BiP, left a plaque outside of the Yale Art Gallery’s Kahn Building facing York St on Monday night.

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Believe in People strikes again

BiP, the street artist formerly known as Believe in People, has illegally worked on another Yale building.

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Study probes science of gift-giving

New research from the Yale School of Management suggests it’s not the thought that counts.

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