E-Cigarette use spreading among youths

January 14, 2014 • 0
The first-ever study of electronic cigarette use among youths found that smoking is on the rise. The study performed by a team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine discovered that use of e-cigarettes — battery powered devices that heat nicotine cartridges into a vapor which the user can then inhale — doubled in »

Oxytocin normalizes brain activity in autism

December 3, 2013 • 0
Administering the “love hormone” oxytocin to children with autism leads to the normalization of the reward and emotion centers in the brain.

Social networks influential in violent crime

December 3, 2013 • 0
Chicago native and Yale sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has discovered that social networks are the single most predictive factor in violent crime in his home city. Social networks constructed from arrest records explained violent crime better than gender, race or gang affiliation in a subset of the Chicago population. While other studies have looked at »

Planet Mercury comes to Peabody

November 22, 2013 • 0
Yale Peabody Museum is displaying a piece of what could be the first known meteorite from Mercury to ever strike earth.

Ballet reaches disabled students

October 28, 2013 • 0
For six years in a row, disabled students in New Haven have been given the chance to dance through the New Haven Ballet’s Shared Ability performance, in which students from the New Haven Ballet will be paired with students with physical or mental needs. This year’s show, scheduled to take place in June, will feature »

Yale hosts first pro-life conference

October 21, 2013 • 0
Last weekend Yale hosted Vita et Veritas, the first pro-life conference held at the University.

SOM studies incentives

October 8, 2013 • 0
New research out of the Yale School of Management is the first to find that humans have a poor intuition of how incentives motivate performance.

Economy may not depend on state policy

September 20, 2013 • 0
New research from the University of Connecticut indicates the economic health of the Nutmeg State may depend less on the actions of state politicians than previously thought.

Health insurance costs under ACA up for debate

September 13, 2013 • 0
A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation released earlier this month found that the costs of private health insurance in Connecticut will be lower than previously expected after the Affordable Care Act goes into effect on Oct. 1.